Finalists for the 2021 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction have been announced:
- “The Bone-Stag Walks“, KT Bryski (Lightspeed 8/20)
- “The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter“, Elaine Cuyegkeng (Black Cranes)
- “The Sycamore and the Sybil“, Alix E. Harrow (Uncanny 3-4/20)
- “City of Red Midnight: A Hikayat“, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 10/21/20)
- “Judge Dee and the Limits of the Law“, Lavie Tidhar (Tor.com 11/11/20)
The winner will receive a plaque and a $1,000 prize at Dragon Con, to be held September 2-6, 2021 in Atlanta GA. “Starting with the 2020, we will add a video presentation of the award online, along with a reading of a section of each finalist.” All finalists receive a pin. The award celebrates “the best in innovative fiction” and honors writer and editor Eugie Foster, who died in 2014. Speculative short stories published in the previous year are eligible for the award, with nominations made by a panel of editors, reviewers, and select readers, and the winner chosen by a jury.
For more information, visit the award’s website.
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