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Annual award given by Steve Sneyd, respected poet and editor of the long-running newsletter Data Dump, to the best (science fiction and similar) genre poems published in the UK in the previous calendar year — for example, the 2014 award covers poems published during 2013. The actual award is preceded by a long-list then short-list of contenders chosen from all the eligible poems. It was launched in 2006.

A booklet celebrating the award and Steve, Smallpress Voyager, was released in 2018.

Winning, short-listed and long-listed poems from Atlantean publications[]

Statistics[]

  • 2016 = coming soon.
  • 2015 = placed first and third, with two more short-listed and six more more long-listed.
  • 2014 = placed second and third (twice!), with two more short-listed and six more long-listed.
  • 2013 = two short-listed and seven more long-listed (sadly our first year without anyone placing).
  • 2012 = placed second and third, with five more long-listed (our second best year!).
  • 2011 = placed second, with three more long-listed.
  • 2010 = placed second and third, with one more short-listed and three more long-listed.
  • 2009 = placed first and third, with two more short-listed and seven more long-listed (our best year!).
  • 2008 = placed second, with seven (eight) more long-listed and two more recommended.
  • 2007 = placed second and third (twice!), with one more short-listed.

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2008[]

  • Shared Second Place:  Planet Of The Apes Archive by Christopher Barnes (Bard 54)
  • Long-listed:  The Tower Of Zanzor by Blair H. Allen (The Dark Tower Volume 3) / Carcosa Rising by Cardinal Cox (The King In Yellow) / Journey To The Beginning by Les Merton (The Supplement 36) / Daysleeper by Kristine Ong Muslim (The Supplement 34) / Fourteen Galaxies by Stephen Owen (Awen 49) / The Robot by RJ Simpson (Awen 46) / Relativity by DJ Tyrer (Marymark Press Give-out Sheet; distributed in UK by Atlantean Publishing) / Dalek by DJ Weston (Garbaj 31).
  • Unlisted recommendations:  Ghost Of The A12 by DJ Weston (Garbaj 28) / Counting Hags Under A Cold Moon by Deborah Tyler-Bennett (The Bards 18)

2007[]

  • Joint Second Place:  The Oracle Corporation by FJ Williams (Bard 48)
  • Shared Third Place:  Probe by Bryn Fortey (The Bards 16) / untitled reissian haiku by DJ Weston (Awen 40)
  • Short-listed:  Rough Guide To Genesis by Dave Wright (The Bards 13)
  • Long-listed: Frozen In Amber by Mark Cantrell (Awen 38) / Strange Night by DS Davidson (Bard 50) / Escape From Prison World by Bryn Fortey (The Bards 16) / The Tower by Elizabeth Jodi Woodward (The Dark Tower Volume 1) / Apollo by Dave Wright (The Bards 13) / Destiny's Child by Dave Wright (The Bards 13)

2006[]

  • Joint Third Place:  Three-Handed Man by Tracy Patrick (The Supplement 21)
  • Short-Listed:  Satellite L'Amour by Bryn Fortey
  • Short-Listed:  The Man Who Fell To Earth by Suzanne Muir Scott (Awen 33) / The Consciousness of Revelation by Anthony Villett (Awen 37) / Sleep by Louise Wood (Awen 33)

List of all Data Dump Award winning poems[]

2015[]

First Place: Museum of the Wind by Neal Wilgus (Monomyth 55)

Joint Second Place: Hard Workd on the Red Shift by Cardinal Cox and Virgil's Ongoing Researches by DJ Tyrer

Joint Third Place: Futuristic Haiku by Eric Ferris (Bard 137) and Worm by Bryn Fortey (Bard 134)

2014[]

First place After The Moons by Russell Jones
Joint second place

Station Sigma Trojan Virus by Andrew Darlington

Poetry Is True Science Fiction by J.S. MacLean (Awen 82)

Shared third place

Chaser & Chased by Bryn Fortey (The Supplement 67/Bard 129)

Yellow Dreams by Neal Wilgus (Yellow Leaves 06)

The Enigma Invasion by JC Hartley (Tigershark 1)

2013[]

First place Steelyard Sue Builds A Baby by JS Watts
Second place What Robots Murmur Through Broken Sleep by Jon Stone
Shared third place Megara by Barnaby Tidman

2012[]

First place The Narcissus Pool: How to Win Friends & Influence Aliens by Andrew Darlington
Second place City Of Worlds by Austin McCarron (Awen 73)
Shared third place Automata by Cardinal Cox
City of Shadows and Dust by Neal Wilgus (Monomyth 50)

2011[]

First place Mars On Life by Allan Peterson
Shared second place We Am Clone by Cardinal Cox
Safari by Bryn Fortey (Monomyth 47)
The Native Finds Her in the Wreckage by Marge Simon
Joint third place In the Name of Science by Peter E. Presford
What Trees Were by Neal Wilgus

2010[]

Joint first place Fresh Make-up For The Ship by Cardinal Cox
Pulling The Thread by Ben Parker
Runner-up Peas and Diced Carrots by Christine Despardes (Bard 73)
Shared third place Inspiration by Dave Austin (Awen 56/The Bards 23)
Soul Creation by Peter E. Presford

2009[]

First place A Taxi Driver On Mars by Bryn Fortey (Awen 53)
Joint second place The Fities by JC Hartley
Spaced Out by Richard Lung
Shared third place Boo Galaxy by AC Evans
Home Help by Vivien Foster (Old Rossum's Book Of Practical Robots)
In Cervisia Immortalis by JPV Stewart

2008[]

First place Breakdown On The Galactic Highway by Dave Perry
Shared second place Planet Of The Apes Archive by Christopher Barnes (Bard 54)
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein by Cardinal Cox
The Death of Spiderman by Austin McCarron
Joint third place Adieu by Susie Reynolds
Slow Cooker by Peter E. Presford

2007[]

First place Marriage of Powers by Andrew Nightingale
Joint second place The Oracle Corporation by FJ Williams (Bard 48)
Time Zones by E. Jodi Woodward
Shared third place Probe by Bryn Fortey (The Bards 16)
Space Aliens At The Burger King by Simon Robson
untitled reissian haiku by DJ Weston (Awen 40)

2006[]

First place HD70642 by Jacqueline Jones
Joint second place Technological Superstition by Andrew Darlington
Behind The Orbit/Capsule Destination by Cardinal Cox
Joint third place Silicon Gods by Kristine Ong Muslim
Three-Handed Man by Tracy Patrick (The Supplement 21)
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