I got an email from the Science Fiction Poetry Association yesterday informing me that my poem “Godzilla’s Better Half” has been nominated for a Rhysling Award!

Woo Hoo!

The Rhyslings are given for speculative poems (not just scifi) in two categories: long (50+ lines) and short (under 50 lines). ‘Godzilla’ is in the short poem category. Last year, there were 60 or so nominees in the short category, but the number depends entirely on how many the voting and nominating members decide to recognize.
Once nominations close, they’ll put out an anthology of the nominated poems and send them to all the members of the SFPA. They’ll send back their votes and the winners will be announced in July at Readercon in Boston.

It really is cool just to be nominated. Past nominees have included Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Billy Collins and Ursula K. Le Guin. That’s not bad company to be in, right?