Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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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) 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 Winner 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

Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker and Elgin Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017) and Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing, 2017). Her work has appeared in numerous venues worldwide, translated into six languages, and garnered over 70 awards and nominations, including the 2018 Jane Reichhold International Prize, the 2016 Harold G. Henderson Award, and Honourable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and the Best Horror of the Year.

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Poetry | Fiction | Art

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18 February 2019: I'm over the moon!! My poems "Forest Mother", "The Girl and Her Wolf Dog", and "Rapunzel" have been nominated for the 2019 Rhysling Award!

16 February 2019: Thrilled to be featured in Gwendolyn Kiste's Women in Horror roundtable alongside so many writers I admire.

"...just in case you haven't read her poetry collection yet, I highly recommend the amazing Christina Sng's A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES. It's beautiful, it's unsettling, it's absolutely perfect reading for February or any other month."--Gwendolyn Kiste, author of RUST MAIDENS and Bram Stoker Award nominee AND HER SMILE WILL UNTETHER THE UNIVERSE

12 February 2019: What a privilege it has been working with the Singapore American School's Advanced Topic Writing and Publication students over the past four days. They have such energy, creativity, and love for what they do. I am in awe of how generously and positively they give and receive feedback, and lift each other up as a team. It has been tremendously inspiring working with them and I cannot wait to see their published stories later this year.

1 February 2019: Thrilled to see A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES included among so many other fantastic books in Elgin Award-winning poet Christina Rau's To-Read Speculative Poetry List in her article on Speculative Poetry: Poems of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Other-Worldly Visions over at BookRiot.

22 December 2018: My story "A Dream of Dragons" has won the Folded Word Nautical Twilight PM Winter Solstice Series Selection for 2018!

20 December 2018: Over the moon to receive Second Place in Haiku University's Weekly Haiku Contest from the 10th to 16th of December.

the agony of a first tooth

Commentary from judge Nicholas David Klacsanzky: "The shape of the lightning and the tooth has a "striking" similarity, if I may use a pun. But here the sound of the storm is more focused on, and we can almost hear the agony of the person who has his or her first tooth coming in. Thunderstorms almost seem supernatural in their power and epicness, and even though a tooth is much smaller than a storm, it can definitely seem like one!"

7 December 2018: Lovely Q&A with Tammy Walker on space, celestial objects, and my Elgin Award-winning collection, Astropoetry: Q&As with Speculative Poets: Christina Sng

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11 February 2019: Delighted to receive my contributor's copy of Passages which collects the best of New Myths in a first volume. It includes my 2016 Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years".

7 February 2019: Elated to be a part of the fantastic lineup in Sins and Other Worlds with my story "The Assassin Program"!

5 February 2019: Over the moon to see my story "The Goblin" in Daily Science Fiction today! This is my first appearance in this fantastic venue.

3 February 2019: Happy to be included in the World Haiku Review's 10 Year Anniversary edition Fuga No Makoto alongside so many esteemed friends and colleagues with my 2 neo-classical haiku "cold summer" and "summer comfort" in the sections "Summer on Toast" and "Cat on my Lap" respectively.

cool summer
getting along in a pot
moss and weeds

summer comfort
the arthritic cat
basks in the sunlight

31 January 2019: Happy to see my art "Worlds Collide" and "Lies the Tree Told", poem "Life on Uranus", tanka "Lost Twin" and "After Hypnotherapy", scifaiku "Pets", "The Feeling", "Burying the Alien" and "Immortality", and fantasy ku "Even as Queen" in Star*Line 42.1.

30 January 2019: My horror flash "How It Began" is live now at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

30 January 2019: This month's Haiku Dialogues:

at the picnic table
an ant family

roof snow
the precariousness
of our situation

spring bloom
my daughter dresses
for her prom

skipping stones
how I imagined
life would be

24 January 2019: In the January 2019 issue of Stardust Haiku:

snowy fox
a flash of light
in the darkness

4 January 2019: Happy to be in today's issue of the Asahi Shimbun!

cold moon
wrapping grandma
in blankets

27 December 2018: In December's A Sense of Place:

barefoot on the
scorching sidewalk
involuntary dance

a lick for you
and a lick for me
ice cream with puppy

a cat
tracking a rat
city sidewalk

the sound
of two cats fighting
alley brawl

23 December 2018: My dark tale "The Execution" is live now at the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

21 December 2018: My contributor's copy of Spectral Realms #9 arrived today with this breathtaking cover by Dan Sauer and my 3 poems "Cornflower Valley", "The Vampire's Mother", and "The Mermaid". #9 also features the poetry of Frank Coffman, Ashley Dioses, Allan Rozinski, David B. Harrington, Wade German, Adam Bolivar, Leigh Blackmore, Deborah Davitt, and many more. Ordering information in comments. This issue is dedicated to Michael Fantina.

19 December 2018: Delighted to see my 3 poems and brush painting "Parallel Worlds" in this week's edition of Colorado Boulevard.

in each cloud
I search for
the silver lining
choosing to see
the good in everything

a deep breath
in and out
glad to be alive
for another day
the dispersion
of dandelions

all that
I am grateful for
all that I love
the silver linings
in clouds

Some turtle hatchlings were eaten by predators; others made it to safety. Which side of the story do we choose to see? The cruelty of nature or the triumphant victories?

15 December 2018: My flash fiction "Hellava Journey" appears in New Myths #45.

12 December 2018: Proud and happy to see my Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years" in Passages: Best of NewMyths Anthology, Volume I alongside such incredible company!

10 December 2018: My microflash "The Division of Twins", poem "Like Birds in the Shimmering Clouds", and 2 haiku sequences "Wild Rose" and "Girlhood" in the Shanghai Literary journal Alluvium.

6 December 2018: Lovely to be a part of Colorado Boulevard's Dreamscapes:

childhood home
in every shadow
I see monsters

every morning
dragons adrift
in the clouds

in my hands
millions of micro universes
seaside sand

Dreaming is magical. While we sleep, we conjure possibilities out of impossibilities, the extraordinary out of the ordinary, and we show ourselves how we can be more than we are.

4 December 2018: Elated to see "autumn wedding" in NHK World Japan's Haiku Masters today!

autumn wedding
the bride's heels sink
into dried leaves

3 December 2018: My haiku sequences "Love Game" and "Housewife", and short poem "Girl on Fire" appear in the Shanghai Literary journal Alluvium. This is my first time published in China! :D

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14 February 2019: "The Monsters Within" and "Reparation" were sold to Spectral Realms #11.

8 February 2019: "all the dreams" and "the half-life" were accepted for the Winter issue of Wales Haiku Journal.

11 January 2019: My Japanese brush painting "Journey" and haiku "all the dogs" will appear in the Summer 2019 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

2 January 2019: Horrorku "Snowy Plains" and tanka "Whispered Words" and "Every Lover" were sold to Scifaikuest. They will appear in the February 2020 issue.

29 December 2018: My haiku "never certain" will appear in the Winter 2018 edition of The Cicada's Cry.

18 December 2018: My flash fiction "The Goblin" was sold to Daily Science Fiction!

9 December 2018: My brush painting "All the Ink in My Blood" will be the cover for the February 2019 online issue of Scifaikuest!

1 December 2018: Haiku "not a dragon" was accepted for the Spring 2019 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

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