Star*Line is a science fiction poetry newsletter published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association in Florida, U.S.A.
Star*Line was founded in January 1978 by Suzette Haden Elgin as a forum and networking tool for poets writing speculative and fantastic poetry, which includes everything from science fiction, to the macabre, to straight science, to the surreal.
Initially, Starline was published twelve times a year. As of 1980, it was published six times a year. In 1982, Robert Frazier took over from Suzette Haden Elgin for four years. From 1986 till 1988, the editor was Elissa Malcohn. Robert Frazier returned from 1988 until 1991, followed by Richard Rowand for a year, Marge B. Simon for 1992 till 1995, David C. Kopaska-Merkel from 1996 till 2002; Tim Pratt from 2002 till 2004, and Marge Simon returning in 2004 till 2011. In 2011 Star*Line became a quarterly. F.J. Bergmann assumed editorship in 2012.
Star*Line has had many contributors, some of who have also been editors and small press publishers. Of note are Mike Allen (Mythic Delirium), Gregory Benford (Void), Ruth Berman (SH - sf Fanthology), G. Sutton Breiding ( The Punk-Surrealist Cafe), Andrew Darlington (Ludd's Mill), Roger Dutcher (Uranus, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry), Steve Eng, Marcus Ewert, Janet Fox (Scavenger's Newsletter), Robert Frazier (Speculative Poetry Review), W. Paul Ganley (Amanita Brandy, Eerie Country), Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (Meteor Contemporary Poetry Project), Sandra Hall (Vector), Andrew Joron (Velocities), David Memmott (Ice River), David C. Kopaska-Merkel (Dreams and Nightmares), D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Windhaven, Young Tyrone: A Melodrama), Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer (Procrastination), Meg Smith (Red Eft), Steve Sneyd (Data Dump), Steve Rasnic Tem (Umbral), Scott Urban (Frisson), and Neal Wilgus.
Other writers featured include Duane Ackerson, Nancy Bennett, Michael Bishop, Tippi N. Blevins, Bruce Boston, Marion Zimmer Bradley, David R. Bunch, Orson Scott Card, Keith Allen Daniels, Peter Dillingham, Thomas M. Disch, J.W. Donnelly, Denise Dumars, Joey Froehlich, Lyn C.A. Gardner, Scott E. Green, John Grey, Joe Haldeman, Charlee Jacob, George Clayton Johnson, Mike Johnson, Deborah P. Kolodji, Geoffrey A. Landis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Soon Lee, Drew Morse, Peter Payak, Tim Pratt, Jacie Ragan, Wendy Rathbone, Peter Roberts, Lawrence Schimel, John Shirley, Nancy Springer, W. Gregory Stewart, Frederick Turner, Mary Turzillo, Karen Verba, Ian Watson, Gene Wolfe, Jane Yolen, Roger Zelazny, and many others.
Contributors of art work include Robert Blaney, Tippi N. Blevins, John Borkowski, Bruce Boston, Cathy Buburuz (Champagne Horror), R. Carlson, Garrett Dechellis, Larry Dickison, Richard Doyle, Charles S. Fallis, Joe Haldeman, Alfred Klosterman, Allen Koszowski, David Lunde, Denny Marshall, Linda Michaels, Randy Moore, Russell Morgan, Julia Morgan-Scott, Dee Rimbaud, Sara Ryan, Helen Shoenfeld, Marge Simon, G.W. Thomas, Denis Tiani, Daniel Trout, Randy Trout, Gene Van Troyer, Frank Wu, and Eric York.