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Archived Features 2018
28 October 2018: My article "Horror and Halloween in Singapore" for the HWA Halloween Haunts blogspot is now live! A copy of my Bram Stoker Award-winning poetry book A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES is up for grabs from now till October 31st!
23 October 2018: There's a wonderful review of my books ASTROPOETRY and A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES by Luke Forney in Star*Line 41.4 that completely made my day!
26 September 2018: I'm featured in Speculative Chic's My Favorite Things!
21 September 2018: ASTROPOETRY won second place in the Elgin Awards!! I'm over the moon!
Thank you so much to the Science Fiction Poetry Association for this incredible honour! I'm deeply grateful to everyone who made time to read my book and loved it enough to vote for it.
A million thanks to my publisher Alban Lake for always believing in my work and supporting me over years, and to Mitchell Davidson Bentley for his mesmerizing cover.
A special thank you to David Lee Summers, Shelly Bryant, Marge Simon, Theresa Santitoro, Mike Allen, Linda D Addison, John Reinhart, F.J. Bergmann, Charles Christian, and my many friends and colleagues who have been to the stars and back with me. This collection would not have been possible without you.
10 September 2018: My fairy tale haiku sequence "Little Red in Haiku", which first appeared in Star*Line 40.4 last year, has received an Honourable Mention in the Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten!!! I am stunned and overjoyed and can't stop beaming at my computer. Thank you so much for this incredible honor, Ms Datlow!
LITTLE RED IN HAIKU
flash of red
14 July 2018: Happy 1st Book Birthday to A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES!! I share this joy with my publishers, Jennifer Barnes and John Edward Lawson, my editor, Stephanie M. Wytovich, our amazing cover artist, Steven Archer, and all of you wonderful friends here. We wouldn't have made it without your love and support. Thank you and here's to another great year together!
12 July 2018: Thrilled to be featured in Sci-Fi and Scary's Ladies of Horror!
9 July 2018: Delighted to discover that my poem "Forest Mother" earned an Honourable Mention in Poetry Nook's 190th Weekly Poetry Contest.
5 July 2018: Thrilled to be featured in Sci-fi & Scary!
3 July 2018: Author Spotlight in Martian Magazine.
2 July 2018: Over the moon to receive 4 nominations for the 2018 Dwarf Stars Award! The poems are:
--Star*Line, 40.1, 2017
--Scifaikuest 53, March 2017
--Grievous Angel, April 2017
multiverse theory this feeling of deja vu
--Sonic Boom #9, 2017
30 June 2018: My science haiku "An Eternal Divide" won Third Place in the Astronomers Without Borders Global Astronomy Month AstroPoetry Contest 2018.
an eternal divide
29 June 2018: "Out of This World" earned an Honourable Mention in Drabble Harvest #10.
"This poetry collection is beautiful. The poems are dark and creepy. Just the way I like it...(They) drip with life and death. They are brutal and frightfully beautiful. Some will make you tear up, while others will give you chills...If you haven't read any horror poetry lately, then I suggest you remedy that immediately. This collection is a great place to start."
24 May 2018: A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES will be exhibited at the Poets House in NYC, USA from June 28 to August 18.
20 May 2018: Over the moon to discover that my poem "Sand Under a Microscope" has won First Place in Angela Poetry Magazine's Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest! It's my first time winning a prize for a contemporary poem so I'm really excited!
15 May 2018: Elated to have a half-page feature by Olivia Ho in the Singapore Straits Times: Poet Christina Sng is the first Singaporean to win the Bram Stoker award!
10 May 2018: Wonderful 5-star review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES by Nicholas Diak on Goodreads.
7 May 2018: Elated that my haiku "giving spring" has been selected as Editor's Pick for the Spring 2018 edition of The Cicada's Cry!
2 May 2018: Jennifer Crow reviews A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES:
"If you like your poetry dark--but also like it with a heart and soul--this is a great collection. I love how Christina Sng blends creepiness with human interaction. So many of the stories involve the links between family members, especially mothers and children. It captures, with remarkable emotional effect, the desire to protect in terrifying moments and the fear that only loving someone can bring to us."
1 May 2018: My haiku "the gravity" is featured in Sonic Boom's anthology the arithmetic of sparrows: Best of Paper Lanterns (vol. 1):
the gravity of disrespect drain flies
29 April 2018: Blown away by Christa Carmen's wonderful 5-star review of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES on GoodReads:
"Christina Sng's Bram Stoker Award-winning collection could therefore not be more aptly named. Sng's work elicits the same hypnagogic surreality you've felt infusing your prone and vulnerable sleeping form during a particularly terrifying omnibus of nightmares."
24 April 2018: 3 of my 2018 Rhysling-nominated poems "Starlight", Moonlight in the Playground", and "Little Red" are featured in Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi's blog for National Poetry Month.
14 April 2018: My haiku "raining again" has won First Place in the Jane Reichhold International Prize! Many grateful thanks to the ukiaHaiku Committee and the contest judge, Michael Dylan Welch.
Comments by the Judge: "One of the hallmarks of a good haiku is the immediate sense that we've had the same experience, or that we've seen the same thing, feeling the emotions that go along with that experience. The poem validates our own experience as it seeks to honor the everyday extra ordinariness of life. We've all seen the soft tapping of a cat's tail, and may wonder what the cat might be thinking. Perhaps the cat is thinking exactly what we might be thinking, wishing it would stop raining so we might go outside again to enjoy the outdoors. The fact that it's raining again tells us that the cat's patience is being tried, as is our own during a rainy season. But the poem also offers a moment of contentment. It's very likely that the cat is content after all, regardless of the weather, suggesting that we might want to be content as well, no matter how much it continues to rain."
11 April 2018: Catku has been reviewed in Italian by Luca Cenisi.
31 March 2018: Delighted to be awarded 3 Haiku of Merit in the 10th Anniversary Edition of World Haiku Review in the categories Shintai (1) and Vanguard (2):
30 March 2018: With Fiona Mcvie at Author Interviews.
28 March 2018: My haiku "a caterpillar" was featured on haiku windows this week with a lovely commentary by Katherine Munro:
"Here we also have the idea of the changing seasons, winter to spring or spring to summer, most likely, emphasized by the entrance of a creature that will change itself. The setting of the window box also fits well--gardening and plants also follow a cycle, although humans often attempt to force their own ideas on these things..."
27 March 2018: The Bram Stoker Awards 2018!
5 March 2018: My haiku "monarch butterfly" earned 1st Place in the Caribbean Kigo Anniversary Kukai!
4 March 2018: A Collection of Nightmares has won the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection!!!
23 February 2018: "Out of this World" earned an Honourable Mention in Alban Lake Publishing's 10th Drabble Contest.
13 February 2018: "Little Red" has been nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Awards.
7 February 2018: My deepest thanks and gratitude to Jim Lee for his incredible Review of A Collection of Nightmares.
6 February 2018: A Collection of Nightmares made the Final Ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards®!
6 February 2018: "The Gravity of Loss" won the WonderFold Writing Contest! This is my first award for a haibun.
28 January 2018: My poems Starlight and Moonlight in the Playground have been nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Awards!
23 January 2018: A Collection of Nightmares made the Preliminary Ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards®!
17 January 2018: Astropoetry and A Collection of Nightmares have been nominated for the 2018 Elgin Awards!
4 January 2018: My profile and selected work at The Haiku Foundation's Registry.
Archived Releases 201827 October 2018: Glad to be in the Autumn 2018 issue of Wales Haiku Journal with:
25 October 2018: I've got my head in the clouds in this week's A Sense of Place.
23 October 2018: My black and white digital art "Happiest Childhood Memories" appears in Star*Line 41.4 alongside two of my fantasy poems "The Warrior Mephala" and "Legacies".
19 October 2018: Delighted to be featured in today's Haikuniverse:
a brief dream
18 October 2018: Thrilled to see my scifaiku "strange contagions", "clinically dead", tanka "garlic and crosses", and my line art "The Hand" in the 16th Anniversary Issue of Scifaikuest!!
17 October 2018: In this week's A Sense of Place:
a touch of dew
17 October 2018: My haiku and tanka featured in the Colorado Boulevard Poetry Corner on Calm Waters:
Living in the city, there's little escape from the din, save for the night when all is quiet and calm. Those are the hours I feel most at peace, a much needed time to rest and recharge before another day envelops us again.
15 October 2018: My drabble, "The Evolution of Extraordinary Creatures" appears in Drabble Harvest #11-Unnatural Wildlife Handbook.
12 October 2018: "The Many Lives of Swan Everly", one of my favourite flash fictions, appears in the October issue of Outposts of Beyond.
10 October 2018: In A Sense of Place:
the taste of dew
9 October 2018: My drabbles, "The Girl in the Mirror" and "The Fast Draw" appear in Drabbledark II.
3 October 2018: In this week's A Sense of Place:
2 October 2018: Thrilled to see my poem "Mission to Mercury" in the latest issue of Abyss & Apex!
28 September 2018: Honoured to be amongst such magnificent company in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume V with my poem "The Art of Sewing". On sale now!
27 September 2018: Happy to be among friends in the latest issue of otata!
we make do
25 September 2018: My flash fiction "A World Beneath the Amber Sky" in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project!
21 September 2018: Happy to be in today's Asahi Shimbun with my haiku:
19 September 2018: A wonderful memory recollected in this week's A Sense of Place:
19 September 2018: In this week's Colorado Boulevard on gratitude:
13 September 2018: "Grandmother Red", my fairy tale poem, appears in New Myths #44.
13 September 2018: PASSAGES, Best of NewMyths Anthology Volume 1, which is running a Kickstarter right now, will be out this fall and I am elated that my Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years" will be featured.
13 September 2018: Happy to be a part of this week's A Sense of Place among friends! :D
10 September 2018: My poem "Inheritance" in Unnerving's gothic anthology Haunted are These Houses. Preorders open now!
6 September 2018: One of my happiest journeys was here on Mount Krizevac as a 17 year old searching for answers but finding peace. Glad to be included in this week's A Sense of Place, among friends.
5 September 2018: In Colorado Boulevard with 5 poems:
a tiny bug eludes
3 September 2018: "Sir Jack and the Bad Elf", a story I wrote for my son when he was 5, appears in the August 2018 issue of Frostfire Worlds!
2 September 2018: Thrilled to see my poem "Mars Colony" and three illustrations, "Dreams of Flight", "Preparing to Fly", and "Cat World" in Star*Line 41.3.
2 September 2018: In the mail today, the Fall 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly:
1 September 2018: In otata:
30 August 2018: The Mountain edition of A Sense of Place on the sensation smell:
29 August 2018: In the Fantastic issue of Colorado Boulevard, my tanka and scifaiku:
still biting me
24 August 2018: My tanka "watching" is in the latest issue of Stacking Stones with "Becoming", a tanka sequence with my friends, Susan Burch, Jessica Malone Latham, Mary Hohlman, Tiffany Diaz, and Josie Hibbing.
22 August 2018: This week's A Sense of Place on sound:
16 August 2018: Happy to be in this week's A Sense of Place on sight:
16 August 2018: Glad to be in Colorado Boulevard for the first time with my 2 haiku:
after an hour
1 August 2018: This week's edition of A Sense of Place on taste:
the taste of sand
1 August 2018: Elated to be in today's Haiku Masters!
1 August 2018: Thrilled to see my flash fiction "Darkest Planet in the Universe" in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project!
26 July 2018: Glad to be a part of The Haiku Foundation's A Sense of Place series alongside many lovely poet friends!
24 July 2018: The final chapter of my space epic series in prose poetry, "The Sentient Stars" appears in Polu Texni today.
22 July 2018: Happy to be in the 2nd issue of Femku alongside many poet friends with my 2 haiku:
18 July 2018: Delighted to be a part of Katherine Munro's A Sense of Place series with my haiku:
14 July 2018: Excited to see my flash fiction "The Assassin Program" reprinted in the July issue of Outposts of Beyond! It originally appeared in Penumbric in 2004. The 2018 version of "The Assassin Program" has been revised and updated.
12 July 2018: Happy to see my haiku in The Haiku Foundation's new feature, A Sense of Place:
10 July 2018: The Cicada's Cry Summer Edition 2018 is out with my haiku:
5 July 2018: My 100-word stories "Luci" and "The Future Conquerers" are in Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles.
2 July 2018: My science fiction drabble "Mars Base" appears in Martian Magazine today.
1 July 2018: 3 senryu in Prune Juice today:
30 June 2018: "chalkboard sky" appears in the July issue of otata:
28 June 2018: "Forest Mother" appears in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project:
26 June 2018: "mistaken again" in Stardust Haiku:
26 June 2018: My poem "Demons" appears in Disturbed Digest #21.
20 June 2018: My haiku "the falling leaves" in this week's Haiku Windows:
the falling leaves
12 June 2018: Delighted to see my watercolour painting "Blue World" and 2 haiku in the Summer 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly!
9 June 2018: My short story "Red" appears in Space and Time #131!
9 June 2018: Glad to have 3 haiku in the June issue of otata!
eye surgery another moonless night
lost in a fugue the empty snail shells
7 June 2018: On Haiku Windows:
30 May 2018: On Haiku Windows:
30 May 2018: My poem "School Recital" appears in the May 2018 issue of Cricket.
27 May 2018: First time featured in the Wales Haiku Journal!
24 May 2018: Proud to be a part of Nina D'Arcangela's Ladies of Horror Flash Project with my horror poem, "All the Monsters in the World"!
24 May 2018: On Haiku Windows:
protecting us only
23 May 2018: My painting "Waiting Together" is on the cover of Dreams & Nightmares 109!
This is the first time my art has made the cover of a print magazine and I am especially thrilled because my first two poems ever published were in Dreams & Nightmares 52.
My deepest and most grateful thanks to David C. Kopaska-Merkel for giving my work a home all these years.
Dreams and Nightmares 109 includes my fairy tale poem, "Rapunzel", and fantastic poems by F.J. Bergmann, Joshua Gage, Herb Kauderer, Deborah P Kolodji, John Reinhart, and many more.
16 May 2018: Delighted to see my contributor copies of The Cicada's Cry, edited by the wonderful Joanne M Reinbold.
16 May 2018: 3 weeks of Haiku Windows:
seeing the world
1 May 2018: "solitary journey" appears in otata #29.
27 April 2018: Happy to be a part of the 2018 Earthrise Rolling Collaborative Haiku together with so many wonderful poet friends!
25 April 2018: Conjuring up memories of the movie Sliding Doors in my haiku for this week's Haiku Windows:
24 April 2018: Thrilled to be featured in today's Haikuniverse:
23 April 2018: My poem "A Capacity for Violence" appears in The Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
18 April 2018: Happy to see my poem "first sight" featured in this week's Haiku Windows.
"Another example of what a difference this technology can make in our lives--it is much easier to connect with people, and communicate, than ever before, and this column could be considered another fine example of this as well..."
15 April 2018: In Chrysanthemum 23, my haiku:
4 April 2018: My haiku "all my dreams" appears in this week's Haiku Windows.
all my dreams
3 April 2018: My black and white ink illustration "First Time on a Swing" appears in Star*Line 41.2.
2 April 2018: Happy to see my poem "Sunshine" in the children's science fiction magazine Spaceports and Spidersilk.
1 April 2018: My poem "The Girl Made of Electricity" appears in the limited chapbook I Don't Want to Play This Game Anymore.
1 April 2018: My haiku "spring wind" appears in Sharpening the Green Pencil: The Book of the 2018 Contest:
1 April 2018: Happy to be a part of John Martone's splendid journal, otata:
by all accounts
30 March 2018: My tanka in tinywords 18.1:
with each deep breath
23 March 2018: Absolutely thrilled to receive my contributor's copy of Spectral Realms No. 8 with my poems "The Girl and Her Wolf Dog", "When We Fall", and "Memoirs in the Dark". Also, a gorgeous selection of weird poetry, an article on "Verse vs. Free Verse" by Frank Coffman, and in her exquisitely beautiful prose, Sunni Brock takes us on a breathtaking journey through the interweaving poems of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES. Thank you so much, Sunni, for this incredibly wonderful review!
20 March 2018: "new stories"and "bone tired" appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.
15 March 2018: In this week's Haiku Windows and two from the last and previous weeks:
a rare glimpse
searching high and low
waving to my daughter
1 March 2018: "breakwater", "soaring eagle", and "crescent moon" appear in otata.
22 February 2018: Scifaiku, "Distinct Clang" and "Flickering Flame" with black and white watercolour painting "Into the Light" appear in Star*Line 41.1.
21 February 2018: Haiku, "sunroof" appears in Haiku Windows.
20 February 2018: Haiku, "ballet recital" was reprinted in old song: The Red Moon Press Anthology which which features the best published English language haiku of 2017.
6 February 2018: My haiku "the impressions" appears in Haiku Masters:
1 February 2018: 4 haiku appear in the 26th issue of otata:
3 January 2018: My oil painting "The Last Day" is on the cover of Gnarled Oak!
3 January 2018: My science fiction children's poem "The New Kitten" appears in Spaceports & Spidersilk.
2 January 2018: My poem "Born of Blood and Tears" appears in Issue 4:3 of Mythic Delirium.
1 January 2018: First publication of 2018: a trio in the January issue of otata.
finally the kick
Archived Sales 2018
20 October 2018: My science fiction poem "Sunset on Kepler 22b" was sold to The Future Fire.
17 October 2018: My digital paintings "Dreams of Another World" and "Inside" were sold to Scifaikuest for their February 2020 print and online covers, respectively.
13 October 2018: Scifaiku "The Feeling" and "Pets" and my digital art "Worlds Collide" were sold to Star*Line.
11 October 2018: Tanka "No Monsters", "Slow Boat to the Stars", "Living an Eternity", and joined poem "All Hallows Eve" were sold to Scifaikuest.
7 October 2018: "The Island" and "Light at the End of the Tunnel" were sold to Spectral Realms #10.
27 September 2018: My watercolour painting "Cat's Eye" will be the cover for the Autumn 2018 issue of Illumen!
24 September 2018: "how much of him" was accepted for the Autumn 2018 issue of Wales Haiku Journal.
15 September 2018: My dark drabble "The Fast Draw" was sold to Drabbledark II.
31 August 2018: My drabble "Ain't the Wild West" was sold to Drabble Harvest: Space Western.
30 August 2018: Flash fiction "Helluva Journey" was sold to New Myths. It will appear in the December 2018 issue.
29 August 2018: Tanka "Too Quickly" and Joined Poem "Life on Kepler-452b" were sold to Scifaikuest for their November 2019 print issue.
14 August 2018: My dark drabble "The Girl in the Mirror" was sold to Drabbledark II.
5 August 2018: Haiku "king tide" and "a long pause" were accepted for Akitsu Quarterly's Winter 2018 issue.
2 August 2018: Scifaiku and tanka "Still Can't Decide", "Time Loop", "The Song I Can't", "Vampiric Fog", "Wishing", and "In a Flash" were sold to Scifaikuest.
29 July 2018: My horror poem "Inheritance" will be reprinted in the anthology Haunted Are These Houses.
21 July 2018: Flash fiction "The Assassin Program" will be reprinted in the anthology Sins and Other Worlds this October.
20 July 2018: My Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years" will be included in the anthology Passages: The Best of New Myths.
19 July 2018: My science fiction poem "Life on Uranus" and black and white digital painting "Happiest Childhood Memories" were sold to Star*Line.
18 July 2018: Scifaiku and horrorku "My Eyes", "Mesmerized", and "Alien Sapling" were sold to Scifaikuest.
7 July 2018: My haiku "summer break" has been selected for The Cicada's Cry Summer Edition 2018.
25 June 2018: "The Sentient Stars" was sold to Polu Texni.
23 June 2018: "Mission to Mercury" has been sold to Abyss & Apex! It will appear in Issue 68 this October.
12 June 2018: My first comic sale ever! "Just Another Day" has found a home at Space Squid! :D
8 June 2018: Sold drabble "Mars Base" to Martian Magazine.
7 June 2018: Haiku "eye surgery", "bracing for", and "lost in a fugue" were accepted for otata.
2 June 2018: Horror poem "The Joy of Sewing" was sold to the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase.
27 May 2018: Weird poems "The Vampire's Mother" and "The Mermaid" were sold to Spectral Realms #9.
26 May 2018: My poem "Legacies" and ink illustration "Cat World" were sold to Star*Line.
26 May 2018: Haiku "lake house" was accepted for the Fall 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.
24 May 2018: Scifaiku "silent orbit of stars", "just wanting", and "seeing stars" were sold to Scifaikuest.
24 May 2018: Scifaiku "last one through" was sold to Grievous Angel.
21 May 2018: Haiku "misty dawn" was accepted for the Spring 2018 issue of Wales Haiku Journal.
9 May 2018: Senryu "teenage years", "comet trail", and "withering rose" were accepted for the upcoming issue of Prune Juice.
1 May 2018: My 100-word stories "Luci" and "The Future Conquerers" will be appearing in Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles.
12 April 2018: Haiku "old song" was accepted for the upcoming issue of Frogpond.
5 April 2018: Scifaiku "in perfect health", "gentlest quiver", and "meteor shower" were sold to Scifaikuest for their August 2019 issue.
1 April 2018: Fairy tale poem "Grandmother Red" was sold to New Myths.
31 March 2018: Fantasy poem "The Warrior Mephala" was sold to Star*Line.
25 March 2018: Two ink illustrations "Dreams of Flight" and "Preparing to Fly" were sold to Star*Line.
23 March 2018: Sold flash fiction "The Many Lives of Swan Everly" to Outposts of Beyond.
20 March 2018: "another day" was accepted for Chrysanthemum 23, Spring 2018.
10 March 2018: "giving spring" was sold to The Cicada's Cry, Spring 2018.
3 March 2018: "The Girl Made of Electricity" was sold to Unnerving Magazine.
28 February 2018: My watercolour painting "First Time on a Swing" and poem "Mars Colony" have been sold to Star*Line.
23 February 2018: 3 scifaiku "Curled Up Tentacles", "Within Sight", and "The Many Ways", and cherita "First Day of Summer" were sold to the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest.
15 February 2018: "rediscovering" and "the strength" were accepted for the Summer 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.
2 February 2018: Cherita "dreaming", "twin fawns", and "family" have been accepted to upcoming issues of the cherita.
1 February 2018: "Soft Whispers", "No One", "Morning Star", and "Alone on the ISS" have been sold to the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest.
12 January 2018: Tanka "Amid the Debris" and ku "Deja vu" were sold to Illumen for their Summer 2018 issue.
11 January 2018: My black and white line art "Adrift to Saturn" was sold to Scifaikuest for their February 2019 print edition.
10 January 2018: Haiku "new stories" was accepted by Akitsu Quarterly for their Spring issue.
8 January 2018: My haiku "ballet recital" has been selected for inclusion in old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017.
7 January 2018: My haiku "the gravity of disrespect" has been selected for inclusion in the Best of Paper Lanterns Anthology.
3 January 2018: Scifaiku "Distant Clang" and "Flickering Flame" along with my painting "Into the Light" were sold to Star*Line 41.1.
1 January 2018: My watercolour painting "Waiting Together" was sold to Dreams and Nightmares for their #109 cover!!