Songs of Steelyard Sue by J.S.Wattsis one of the poetry chapbooks nominated for the 2013 Elgin Award.
The Elgin Awards, named for Science Fiction Poetry Association founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by the SFPA for books published in the preceding year. There are two categories, Chapbook and Book.
Books are nominated by members of the SFPA, who may not nominate their own books, but may nominate multiple books, and the books need not be by members in order to be nominated or to win. J.S.Watts is not a member of the SFPA, but is delighted that Songs of Steelyard Sue is a candidate for this award. A list of nominated books is posted on the SFPA website.
The nominations' deadline is May 1; the voting deadline is July 1. Winners will be announced on July 15 and the awards will be presented at WorldCon (LoneStarCon 3, San Antonio, TX, Aug. 29–Sept. 2, 2013), with the Rhysling awards.