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“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey places in SFPA Elgin Award

Mayapple Press is proud to note that “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been awarded runner-up for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award.

The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” was honored in the Book category. All members of the SFPA were eligible to vote for the Award. The winner was “Crowned: The Sign Of The Dragon Book 1” by Mary Soon Lee (Dark Renaissance Books).

You can get your copy of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey here

“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey added to Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot

The Robot Scientists Daughter front cover

Mayapple Press is very pleased to note that The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been added to the preliminary ballot of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award. Gailey’s book is listed as a “Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection”.

Active and Lifetime members of the Association will vote on the Preliminary Ballot. Voting will close on February 15th. Nominees will be announced February 23rd and winners announced on May 14 at the annual StokerCon in Las Vegas.

The full listing of the Preliminary Ballot can be found here. Jeannine is in fine company. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, they are in fine company with her! We wish Jeannine good luck with the ballot. The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is a remarkable work and one deserving of wide recognition.

Jeannine Hall Gailey’s “Robot Scientist’s Daughter” makes the Goodreads Choice Awards semifinal – Please go vote for it!

Jeannine Hall Gailey - The Robot Scientist's Daughter nominated for Goodreads Choice Award semifinal

Mayapple Press is pleased to announce that Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter has been nominated to the semi-finals of the Goodreads Choice award in the poetry category.

The voting page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (It you’re not signed in to Goodreads, that page will ask you to do so first. If you’re not a member yet the sign-up is easy)

The Goodreads Choice Awards semi-final voting lasts until November 15th, so please go over there and vote! Voting for the semi-final yields 10 nominees in each category. The final round starts on the 17th of November.

Vote here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (sign in if you need to)
And the book’s own page at Goodreads is here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23526332-the-robot-scientist-s-daughter
Details about the Goodreads Choice Awards competition are here: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/579-semifinals-have-begun-second-chance-to-vote-in-the-2015-goodreads-choic
The book’s own page at Mayapple is here: http://mayapplepress.com/the-robot-scientists-daughter-jeannine-hall-gailey/

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Edythe Haendel Schwartz’s “A Palette of Leaves” cover is finalist for award

The cover art for A Palette of Leaves by Edythe Haendel Schwartz has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer – daVinci eye Award.

Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for books presents the da Vinci Eye to the title(s) with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
-Leonardo da Vinci

This honor is particularly apt for “A Palette of Leaves”, because the cover features Edythe’s own artwork. The author/aritst worked hand-in-hand with Mayapple Press founder

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