Elissa Malcohn

P.O. Box 640461
Beverly Hills, FL 34464-0461

Author's Bio

Information about publications, awards and nominations, workshops and other presentations, etc., may be found on my website http://home.earthlink.net/~emalcohn/index.html (or do a Web search on "Malcohn's World"). I started writing and submitting as a child, and I considered myself an "official" writer when I received my first rejection slip. When I graduated from P.S. 99 in 1972, the school ordered a second English medal, renamed it Creative Writing, and gave it to me. Part of me is still that child who doesn’t know any better and who hasn't quite grown up yet. "Keep asking questions" and "Nothing is wasted" are two maxims I pass on to my students (and to anyone who will listen), and of which I continually remind myself.

Publications and Prizes

Burning With a Vision: Poetry of Science and the Fantastic
(Owlswick Press, 1984)
, Encore: Prize Poems of the NFSPS 2004
(National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 2004)
, Full Spectrum
(Bantam/Spectra, 1988)
, Rhysling Anthology 2012
(Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2012)
, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory
(Scriblerus Press, 2008)
, Vampyr Verse
(Popcorn Press, 2009)
Aboriginal Sci Fi, Amazing Stories, Aoife's Kiss, Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine, Astropoetica, Aurora, Beacon Review, Black Maria, Dreams and Nightmares, Earth's Daughters, Electric Velocipede, Eye to the Telescope, Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Mythic Delirium, PicFic, Portland Review, Space and Time, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Drabbler, The Fifth Di..., We'Moon, Yellow Silk, Z Miscellaneous
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, 1985 John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction writer of the year, for novelette "Lazuli," Asimov's, Nov. 1984. Reached preliminary ballot for 1989 Nebula Award, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, for "Moments of Clarity," Full Spectrum, Bantam Books, 1988. New England Science Fiction Association Short Story Award, 1983, for "Choreographer," which also received the River Reader Prize in 1985. Received awards in contests held by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Florida State Poets Association, and Indiana and Minnesota state poetry competitions. Four-time nominee for the Rhysling Award, given for best speculative poetry of the year by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Received honorable mention and top-ten standing in the SFPA's second annual poetry contest (2007), focused on sonnets. Recipient, Dale C. Donaldson Memorial Award, given by Karmic Runes, 1977. Award was created specifically for my submission. Honorable Mentions, Lyric College Contest and Marie Louise D'Esternaux Award (Brooklyn Poetry Circle), 1976. Recipient, Read Magazine Creative Writing Award, 1972.

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: May 10, 2013