About

Christine Klocek-Lim grew up in northeast Pennsylvania, attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and then worked as a technical writer in Manhattan before moving back to her home state. For the past two decades she’s resided in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. She is founder and editor of Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY.

She received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has one young adult novel, Disintegrate, a sci-fi romance, Who Saw the Deep, and four poetry chapbooks: Ballroom – a love story, Cloud Studies – a sonnet sequence, How to photograph the heart, and The book of small treasures. Her full-length poetry collection, Dark Matter, was published by Aldrich Press in 2015.

She was an Acquiring Editor for Evernight Teen and Evernight Publishing from 2014 to 2019. She is the bestselling romance author Erin M. Leaf and Marie E. Blossom, and has written over sixty romance novels/novellas since 2010. Her email is: Christine.Klocek.Lim@gmail.com.

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Prizes:

Fiction:

  • 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Evernight Readers’ Choice Award Winner, 2015 Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Swirl Award winner
  • 2015 Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Swirl Award winner
  • 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist for Who Saw the Deep

Poetry:

  • 2015 – Full Moon Sillhouettes – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press.
  • 2011 – Coventina – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Touch: The Journal of Healing.
  • 2011 – Coventina, Jeremiel, Phoenix – Editor’s Choice in Touch: The Journal of Healing.
  • 2011 – The book of small treasures – runner-up in the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award 2011, New England Poetry Club.
  • 2011 – Dark matter manuscript – finalist in the Kenneth & Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize.
  • 2010 –The unnamed – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Touch: The Journal of Healing.
  • 2010 – Star streams of the Splinter Galaxy – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2009 by Diode.
  • 2010 –Silence speaks – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2009 by Holly Rose Review.
  • 2010 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.

3QD Finalist 2010

  • 2010 – Finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature for poem: How to photograph the heart
  • 2009 – awarded the Ellen La Forge Poetry Prize (previously the Grolier prize) for six of her astronomy poems from her Dark matter manuscript. She was informed that: “. . .your submission was the unanimous choice of our judges. . .”
  • 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Sawtooth Poetry Prize.
  • 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series.
  • 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry.
  • 2009 – Unmended Daughter – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2008 by Shit Creek Review.
  • 2009 – Quantum Archives manuscript – semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook competition.
  • 2006 – Finalist for Nimrod‘s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
  • 2006 – “Commended Award” in the Margaret Reid Contest for Traditional Verse for her poem, ”Tonight I walked into the sunset”. This poem was also featured in MiPOradio’s The Countdown, Episode 15.
  • March 2005 – “Featured Poet-of-the-Quarter” – the Aurorean showcased her work as its  and in 2004 Inside Out, a poetry anthology, featured her photos and poetry.

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Poet in Residence:

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Interviews:

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Published Poetry:

2019

2018

2017

  • There Is Dust in the Universe, But I Have Never Seen It – Nautilus — Cosmos, February 2017
  • Emma, Fritz, Loretta – Tell-Tale Inklings #3, Autumn 2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Cipher, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place – Sundress Publications April 2014
  • Despina, moon of Neptune, WMNR The Night Cafe w Bill Duchon, October 3, 2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

  • The Guardian Poetry Workshop, December 2005
  • the Aurorean, 10th Anniversary Issue, Volume XI, Issue 1, December 2005
  • Ibbetson Street Press, Issue 18, November/December, 2005
  • the Aurorean, Volume X, Issue 4, September 2005
  • the Aurorean, Volume X, Issue 2, March 2005

2004

  • the Aurorean, Volume X, Issue 1, Winter 2004/2005
  • Inside Out: A Gathering of Poets, September 2004
  • Shemom, Spring/Summer 2004
  • the Melic Review, XXIV, Summer 2004
  • the Unrorean, Volume 4, Issue 1, Summer/Fall 2004
  • Abalone Moon, Shadow and Light: The Transitory, Summer 2004
  • Tryst, Issue 9, June 2004
  • Seeker Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2004

2002

  • Quarterly Journal of Ideology, Volume 25, Numbers 1 & 2, 2002
  • Writer’s Hood, August 2002
  • Ella: Women Beat, Volume 2, Water Issue, 2002
  • MiPoesias, Volume 10, Fall 2002
  • MiPoesias, Volume 9, Summer 2002
  • MiPoesias, Volume 6, Cities Issue, 2001

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