It’s that season again, with the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s new RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY (cf. November 4, April 12 2014, et al.) going into final preparation, and so Sunday night the official proof of my poem was received.  This is the ann11septangelual sent to members for voting on the best short (50 lines or fewer) and long poems of 2014 and, yes, as in recent years I have one poem nominated in the short poetry section.  This year it’s for the werewolves, “Beware of the Dog,” a sort of working class view of the creatures and how to cope with them, published in the British e-zine GRIEVOUS ANGEL for September 11 2014 (see also this blog including, with luck*, a link to the poem itself).  Also as in recent years the poem probably will not win, but if it does — and, indeed, simply when the anthology itself is obtained — you can be sure it will be announced here.

For a preview of sorts of the Rhyslings, a list of all poems nominated this year can be found on the SFPA site by pressing here.


*If without luck (that is, the link may no longer be active) you can also find the poem at — click on “September 2014” in the ARCHIVES list on the right, then scroll down to 11-9-14


  1. YES! And yours (as I saw it in the proof) was the second poem presented right after Bryan Dietrich’s. I wish you all the best, Jim!

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