Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction.
This annual award will be presented for the first time in 2016—for works published in 2015.
The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. It will shine the spotlight on stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, and passionate. That change us and the field. The recipient will be a story that is unique and will become essential to speculative fiction readers.
The finalists for this year’s award are:
- “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsin Muir
- “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong
- “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente
- “Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon
- “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette De Bodard
To highlight the work of these authors we are re-running three stories on Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Pseudopod:
Also, be sure to check out Ursula Vernon’s story “Jackalope Wives” available to read for free at Mothership Zeta. And mark November on your calendar for an upcoming story by Tamsin Muir.
Ms Foster has been featured as an author and a narrator on nearly all of the Escape Artists podcasts. We encourage you to revisit them all.