Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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A Collection of Dreamscapes launches at StokerConUK 2020! Pre-order HERE to get a signed copy!

A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng

2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winner, 2018 Elgin Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Available from Amazon.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

2018 Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Alban Lake Publishing.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

2017 Elgin Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry.

An Assortment of Sky Things by Christina Sng

Catku takes us on a whimsical life journey between a cat and its human, a tale woven with 21 haiku and senryu based on my life with beloved cats. A must-have for all cat lovers.

CATKU by Christina Sng

A Constellation of Songs, my first haiku collection, spans birth to death, illuminating the wonder and beauty of life in between. Available as a free PDF from the Origami Poems Project.

A Constellation of Songs by Christina Sng

Dark Dreams is on sale as an eBook at Smashwords. The amazing cover is by Brian Hurtt, artist and co-creator of The Sixth Gun.

Dark Dreams

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Last updated: 17 January 2020

Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017) and Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing, 2017). Her poetry, fiction, and art have appeared in numerous venues worldwide, receiving accolades such as the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations in the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Elgin Awards, and honourable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year.

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13 January 2020: Elated to see my scifaiku featured on The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku for January 2020 today, curated by Julie Bloss Kelsey.

12 January 2020: Over the moon to see A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES amongst reviewer Cassie Lola Daley's 6 favourite poetry collections, alongside Claire C. Holland's I AM NOT YOUR FINAL GIRL, Sara Tantlinger's LOVE FOR SLAUGHTER, Stephanie M. Wytovich's THE APOCALYPTIC MANNEQUIN, Donna Lynch's CHOKING BACK THE DEVIL, and Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi's BREATHE.BREATHE. Read 6 COLLECTIONS OF HORROR POETRY THAT I LOVE. Thank you so much, Cassie! :D

8 January 2020: My haiku "the half-life" was selected for inclusion in leaning into reeds: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2019.

the half-life
of painkillers
autumn branches

6 January 2020: Honoured to see my haiku receive a mention in the Haiku University's Weekly Best as selected and translated by judge Nadine Leon. Thank you so much, Nadine! Merci beaucoup!

promises broken again
the drifting snowflakes dissipate

31 December 2019: Overjoyed to see this beautiful photo and wonderful review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES by @readingoctopus714 on Instagram. Read the full review here.

25 December 2019: Thrilled to receive news that my tanka received an honourable mention in the Fujisan Taisho Tanka Competition!

breathing in
the crisp fresh air
at the summit of Mt. Fuji
my last memory
with grandfather

25 December 2019: Delighted to see three of my poems selected as Haiku of Merit in the categories neo-classical haiku (2) and vanguard (1) in the December edition of World Haiku Review.

winter's night
seeing my lost babies
amongst the stars

autumn magic
my missing cat reappears
at suppertime

the poems trapped
in my throat

13 December 2019: Over the moon to see Steven Archer's beautiful painting on the cover of A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES, launching at StokerCon UK next year! Thank you so much, Jennifer and John!

13 December 2019: Thrilled to be mentioned in Michael Dylan Welch's essay Watching Haiku: Other Creatures today!

8 December 2019: Overjoyed to see the wonderful commentaries by Nicholas David Klacsanzky and Hifsa Ashraf on my poem "pale against" in Haiku Commentary today. Thank you so much, Nicholas and Hifsa!

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16 January 2020: In the latest edition of Haiku Dialogue:

freedom just within reach
the nightingale remembers
how to fly

3 January 2020: Happy to share a page with friends in this week's issue of Haiku Dialogue on New Year resolutions, curated by Lori A Minor and Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation.

monarch butterfly
emerging from my cocoon
strong and free

3 January 2020: My poem "One Christmas Eve" is now live on the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

2 January 2020: So happy to be among friends in Femku #19, guest edited by the wonderful Elizabeth Alford, with my 3 haiku:

snowed in
the cat and I
get to know each other

another stillbirth
the snow now
waist deep

my heart expands
in solitude

30 December 2019: My last fairy tale poem published in 2019! "Always a Beast" appears in Polu Texni.

15 December 2019: "Persephone" appears in New Myths.

26 December 2019: Lovely to see my scifaiku, horrorku, tanka, and joined poem in the November 2019 issue of Scifaikuest Online.


by sunlight
child vampire


the song I can't
get out of my head
stasis chamber


still can't decide
whether to go in or out
our cat hovers
by the entrance
of our escape pod


...time loop
the same mistakes
over and over
time loop...



monsters in masks
lurk the streets
on all hallows eve
searching for girls
not candy

we patrol the streets
to protect the weak
after the kids are asleep
with halloween masks
and real axes

25 December 2019: Glad to be a part of The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue with my poem "beach holiday".

beach holiday
curled up with a book

19 December 2019: Lovely to see my haiku "red poppies" in the Winter 2019 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

red poppies
my daughter weaves
a bead in each braid

19 December 2019: Happy to share a page with friends in this week's issue of Haiku Dialogue on New Year resolutions, curated by Lori A Minor and Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation.

the ability
to feel joy again
north wind

12 December 2019: Happy to see my poem "All That We Love" in the Fall 2019 issue of Star*Line!

12 December 2019: Glad to be a part of the conversation in The Haiku Foundation's weekly Haiku Dialogue, curated by Lori A Minor and Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation.

realizing over time
why I could no longer fly
butterfly with torn wings

9 December 2019: Elated that my poem "In the End, Only the Gods" is amongst such great company in the anthology TALES OF THE LOST, edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon! I am truly honoured and thrilled to share a TOC with one of my favourite authors of all time, F Paul Wilson, and this incredible line-up of writers and artists, all of whom I admire so much.

A review on Amazon:

"A fantastic collection of stories, some better than others, but all a great read. An utterly haunting collection on the horrors of loss. Here are some of my favorites; The opening poem by Christina Sng draws you in. While Bury Me In Tar And Twine grabs you with a dark tale of grief gone bad. Stephen Graham Jones's Monsters, about innocences lost had me tearing up. I could really go on and on. The editors Steve Dillon and Eugene Johnson knocked this on out of the park! A must read!"

8 December 2019: I'm over the moon to be a part of MISCREATIONS: GODS, MONSTROSITIES & OTHER HORRORS with my two poems "The Vodyanoy" and "The Old Gods of Light"! Thank you so much, Doug and Michael, for including my work amongst such incredible company!

4 December 2019: Happy to be in another edition of Haiku Dialogue, this time on climate change, among friends.

morning glories
we cheer when another
butterfly returns

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15 January 2020: Haiku "oyster pearl", "all the things", and haiga "insomnia" were accepted for Akitsu Quarterly's Summer 2020 issue.

8 January 2020: "Thrown Away in Recycling", "A Lifelong Aversion", and "After the Wedding" were sold to the November 2020 issue of Scifaikuest.

21 December 2019: "All That I Have Lost" was sold to Spectral Realms #13.

7 December 2019: "Escape" will appear in NOON #16: journal of the short poem in 2020.

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For 2019 news, click here, 2018 news, click here, 2017 news, click here, 2016 news, click here. For news between August 2014-December 2015, visit Archived News.

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