The finalists for the inaugural Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction are:
- “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir (F&SF, July/Aug 2015)
- “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong (Nightmare, Oct 2015)
- “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, Jan & Mar 2015)
- “Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, Jan 2015)
- “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette De Bodard (Clarkesworld, Jan 2015)
Eligible for the award are works of original speculative short fiction, no longer than 20,000 words, published for the first time in English during the previous year.
This is a juried award, taking nominations “from editors, reviewers, and select readers.” Those who nominated stories for 2016 included John Joseph Adams, Mike Allen, Scott H. Andrews, Michele Barasso, Neil Clarke, Ellen Datlow, Charles Coleman Finlay, Niall Harrison, Emily Hockaday, Michael Kelly, Jonathan Laden, Mike Resnick, Scott Roberts, Edmund R. Schubert, Jason Sizemore, Jonathan Strahan, Lynne M Thomas, and Sean Wallace.
The award will be presented at Dragon Con.