Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng

2020 Bram Stoker Award® winner, 2021 Elgin Award runner-up, and 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award nominee, A Collection of Dreamscapes brings to life dark mythologies, fairy tales, a league of monsters, and a journey into the unfathomable depths of the human heart. This widely lauded follow-up to Sng's Bram Stoker award-winning volume, A Collection of Nightmares, has been described by reviewers as "a captivating collection that is not to be missed", "immersive, creepy, accessible", "a dream, dark and fantastic", "haunting, stunning, and poignant", and "a poetry collection every public library should own". Available from Raw Dog Screaming Press and Amazon.

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Last updated: 23 September 2021

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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) features a surreal dreamscape of seasonal creatures, bone carvers, listless gods, vengeful angels, post-apocalyptic survivors, and the end of all things good and evil. Available from Amazon and Raw Dog Screaming Press.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

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

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

Christina Sng is the two-time Bram Stoker Award winning author of A Collection of Nightmares, A Collection of Dreamscapes, Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry, and haiku chapbooks A Constellation of Songs and Catku.

Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and have garnered many accolades, including the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Pushcart Prize, the Elgin Award, and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award, as well as honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year.

She is one of the recipients of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant.

Her essay Final Girl: A Life in Horror was a Stoker finalist for Superior Achievement in Short Non-fiction and her first novelette Fury made its debut in the award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women.

Christina's next collection The Gravity of Existence is forthcoming in 2022.

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23 September 2021: A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES has received second prize in the 2021 Elgin Awards!

My deepest gratitude and thanks to the SFPA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and its members for this tremendous honor.

Congratulations to my fellow nominees and winners! It has been such a privilege to be in the running with you.

Special congratulations to my friends, Akua Lezli Hope and Andrea Blythe for OTHERWHERES and TWELVE!

Check out all the incredible books in the nomination list.

19 September 2021: So lovely to see my haiku selected as a Daily Best in Haiku Column!

des ombres sur la tombe de mon père

shadows on my father's grave

16 September 2021: I am truly grateful and honored to be a recipient of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant alongside my friends and colleagues. My deepest gratitude and thanks to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Ben Walker, S.H. Cooper, Sonora Taylor, Cemetary Gates Media, T.C. Parker, Matt Brandenburg, the Ladies of Horror Fiction, and the generous donors.

12 September 2021: My haiku has received an honorable mention in the Haiku University Weekly Selection of July 26 to August 1!

dad's last summer
if only I knew then

le dernier été de papa
si seulement je savais alors

21 August 2021: Honoured to see 2 of my haiku selected as the Haiku University's Daily Best for 17 August in Haiku Column:

another summer passes
I still feel dad here

un autre été passe
je me sens toujours papa ici


desolate summer
but the laughter of children

été désolé
mais le rire des enfants

8 August 2021: Thrilled to be in the Best of Interstellar Flight Magazine: Year 2 with my 2020 Bram Stoker Award nominated essay Final Girl: A Life in Horror.

6 August 2021: Over the moon to see A COLLECTION OF DREAMSCAPES listed together with these terrifying books about reimagined fairy tales at the Tor Nightfire blog by Gwendolyn Kiste in Unhappily Ever After: 6 Terrifying Reimagined Fairy Tales. Thank you so much, Gwendolyn!

2 August 2021: Over the moon to see my haiku selected as a daily best in Haiku University's Haiku Column for 31 July.

summer breeze
the leaves dancing

brise d'été
les feuilles dansent

31 July 2021: Elated to see "a leaf on a journey" selected as a daily best in Haiku University's Haiku Column! I love this little poem!

une feuille en voyage
rivière d'été

a leaf on a journey
summer river

24 July 2021: Thrilled to see my haiku selected as one of the Daily Best for 24 July by Professor Nagata Mitunori of the Haiku University in Haiku Column!

éteindre la douleur dans mon coeur
mer d'été

dousing the grief in my heart
summer sea

15 July 2021: Elated to see my haiku selected as a daily best haiku from the Haiku University for 12 July 2021.

behind the sunglasses
a face full of grief

derrière les lunettes de soleil
un visage plein de chagrin

12 July 2021: Thrilled to see my 3 haiku written for my daughter in the Daily Best Haiku selected by Professor Nagata of the Haiku University!

la naissance de ma fille

the birth of my daughter


les sourires éclatants de ma fille

my daughter's bright smiles


les doux bisous de ma fille

my daughter's sweet kisses

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21 September 2021: Thrilled to be a part of this incredible lineup in the Brigids Gate Press anthology WERE TALES with my poem "The Fragility of Birds".

20 September 2021: At Interstellar Flight Magazine, I interview the incredible Gene Flynn who co-edited the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award-winning BLACK CRANES: TALES OF UNQUIET WOMEN on her stellar year with much more to come in The Trailblazing Ms Flynn.

17 September 2021: Elated to see that my poem "Other Fears" will be included in OTHER TERRORS: AN INCLUSIVE ANTHOLOGY alongside many friends and colleagues. My most grateful thanks to editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason for giving my work a home.

15 September 2021: At Interstellar Flight Magazine, I talk to Jason Erik Lundberg, an American author and editor living in Singapore about his work and how moving to Southeast Asia has changed the stories he tells in Jason Erik Lundberg: An American Writer in Asia.

3 September 2021: At Interstellar Flight Magazine today, I speak with award-winning filmmaker and poet Jamal Hodge about his incredible film Mourning Meal and how it was born from a poem in The Incredible Mr. Jamal Hodge.

2 September 2021: Happy to see my haiku up at brass bell this month! Thank you so much, Zee.

unable to forget
your words
the tartness of tangerines

27 August 2021: Happy to see my poem "Three Candles" in this month's Ladies of Horror Flash!

17 August 2021: Lovely to see my haiku selected and translated in Haiku Column:

passing by
the lingering aroma of roses

en passant
l'arôme persistant des roses

16 August 2021: Thrilled to see my tanka included in Nadine Leon's beautiful video on lavender!

after a long day
shopping for our groceries
my daughter heats up
an old lavender pillow
and puts it on my shoulders

après un long jour
passé à faire nos achats
ma fille réchauffe
un vieux coussin de lavande
et le met sur mes épaules

12 August 2021: My painting "Eva" appears in Penumbric.

6 August 2021: Absolutely elated to be a part of this incredible lineup in the 2021 Halloween issue of Southwest Review with my poem "Unbreakable" alongside some of my favorite people: Jeff Strand, Gabino Iglesias, Philip Fracassi, John Edward Lawson, Nadia Bulkin, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Linda D Addison, Sara Tantlinger, Peter Salomon, and more. Thank you so much, Andy Davidson!!

2 August 2021: So lovely to see my 2 haiku on family and friends in this month's brass bell!

a chat with cake
the perfect afternoon
with a friend

hand in hand
our little girls walk
instant best friends

25 July 2021: Take a walk on the dark side with my poem "The Carnival" at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

24 July 2021: Elated to be a part of ATTACK OF THE '80S about my favourite era of all time with my poem "Welcome to Hell" by Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Eugene Johnson and published by Raw Dog Screaming Press! I'm super excited and tremendously honoured to be in the TOC alongside one of my favourite authors F Paul Wilson and so many luminaries in the industry.

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