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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY POETRY:
5.0 SMALL PRESS
by
JONATHAN VOS POST

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update of 3 August 1997
5.0  SMALL PRESS

Because some major magazine markets never or seldom published science fiction 
and fantasy poetry (Analog, Astounding, Galaxy, Omni) and major book publishers 
rarely handled science fiction and fantasy poetry anthologies, even major authors
are driven to the Small Press. 

Arthur C. Clarke's poems, for example, are almost entirely to be found in 
British fanzines of the 1930's and 1940's.  

The Small Press constitutes both loving embrace and economic exile.  
This includes fanzines, semi-professional magazines, collections, and anthologies.

57 relevent Small Press magazines include: 
  1. Aberrations
  2. Amelia
  3. American Fantasy
  4. ARC
  5. Argonaut
  6. Aurora
  7. Beyond
  8. Blue Unicorn
  9. Borderland
  10. Critical Mass
  11. Dreams & Nightmares
  12. Fantasy Review
  13. Fantasy Macabre
  14. Fungi
  15. Gaslight
  16. Glimpses
  17. Grimoire
  18. Harsh Mistress
  19. Haunts
  20. Ice River
  21. Infinitum
  22. In Transit
  23. Last Wave
  24. Maat
  25. Maelstrom
  26. Magazine of Speculative Poetry
  27. Midnight Zoo
  28. Moonscape
  29. New Era
  30. New Pathways
  31. Nightcry
  32. Nightside
  33. On Spec
  34. Owlflight
  35. Pandora
  36. Pulpsmith
  37. Random Realities
  38. Scavenger's Newsletter
  39. Science Fiction Eye
  40. Space & Time
  41. Star*Line
  42. Star Wine
  43. Supernatural Poetry
  44. Tales of the Unanticipated
  45. Tampa Review
  46. The Tome
  47. Trajectories
  48. Umbral
  49. Uranus
  50. Velocities
  51. Wiggansnatch
  52. Words
  53. Xanadu
  54. 2 A.M.
  55. Zine
  56. Z Miscellaneous
  57. Zyzzyva
Scavenger's Newsletter Scavenger's Newsletter (ed. e-mail Janet Fox) contains information on small press poetry markets. One major Small Press publisher of science fiction and fantasy poetry is Ocean View Press, under poet Lee Ballentine, in Mountain View, California. Ocean View gained fame with the beautiful production of Poly in 1989. Jazz Police Books has published science fiction poetry including:
  1. INVISIBLE MACHINES, Robert Frazier and Andrew Joron, poetry collaborations, ISBN: 1-877655-10-4, $9
  2. MR. TEMPLETON'S TOYSHOP, Thomas Wiloch, ISBN: 1-877655-15-5, Perfectbound, $9.95
  3. CELEBRATION OF BONES, Sandra Lindow, ISBN: 1-877655-18-X, Perfectbound, $8
  4. MOLECULAR JAM, Dan Raphael, including 1995 Rhysling Award-winning short poem, "Skin of Glass," ISBN: 1-877655-21-X, perfectbound, $7.95
  5. David Memmott, HOUSE ON FIRE (which includes the 1990 Long Poem Rhysling Award-winning poem, "The Aging Cryonicist..." as well as "Sounding the Praises of Shadow to the Merchants of Light" which appeared in THE FOURTH ANNUAL COLLECTION OF BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, edited by Datlow and Windling, not to mention poems which appeared in magazines such as DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, THE MAGAZINE OF SPECULATIVE POETRY, STAR*LINE, ALPHA GALLERY, POETS OF THE FANTASTIC and ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT. ISBN: 1-877655-07-6, $9. Perfectbound trade, 7 X 8 1/2. Jazz Police Books. ISBN: 1-877655-07-4, hardbound, $20; see 2.3.3 for reviews
Anamnesis Press P. O. Box 51115 Palo Alto, CA 94303 415-255-8366 415-255-3190 (fax) Anamnesis Press website e-mail Anamnesis Press (Keith Allen Daniels) in May 1997 released Joe Haldeman's latest book and first collection of poetry, SAUL'S DEATH & OTHER POEMS, ISBN 0-9631203-4-4, $10.95 trade paper. Coming up: SATAN IS A MATHEMATICIAN & OTHER POEMS by Keith Allen Daniels, and a book of poems by David R. Bunch. Chris Drumm Books, Polk City, Iowa, has published genre poetry chapbooks or booklets. Other important Small Press anthologies and collections include Operation Phantasy, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Rego Park NY: Phantagraphic, 1967; and various anthologies by Christopher Lee Vaughan, of Chula Vista, California. Other small press anthologies include: Poets of the Fantastic, ed. Marge Simon & Steve Eng, Walnut CA: AE Press, 1993?; Psychos, ed. Michael A. Arnzen, Concord CA: Mastication Publications, 1992; Narcopolis & Other Poems, ed. Peggy Nadramia, New York: Hell's Kitchen Productions Inc., 1989. Arkham House, under August Derleth, was the dominant Fantasy Poetry publisher in the mid-20th Century, with works of Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Lin Carter, and others of the Lovecraft school.

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