The winner of the 2019 Eugie Foster Award was announced by Matthew Foster September 1 at Dragon Con:
- “When We Were Starless” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld)
The award is for original speculative short fiction stories no longer than 20,000 words published for the first time in the English language in the previous year.
This juried award begins with a longlist of nominations coming from publishers and editors, supplemented by choices of select readers. A selection committee of spec fiction fans picks the finalists. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges, and receives a plaque and a $1000 prize. All finalists receive a pin. The award is presented at Dragon Con.