Profile of Eugie Foster

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Eugie Foster is an active member of the SFWA, Managing Editor of Tangent, and Assistant Managing Editor of The Town Drunk. She calls home a mildly haunted, fey-infested house in Metro Atlanta that she shares with her husband, Matthew, and her pet skunk, Hobkin. She also pens a monthly column, Writing for Young Readers, for

Her fiction publication credits include stories in Realms of Fantasy, The Third Alternative, Paradox, Cricket, Fantasy Magazine, Cicada, and anthologies Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown, edited by Orson Scott Card (Phobos Books); Best New Fantasy, edited by Sean Wallace (Wildside Press); and Heroes in Training, edited by Jim C. Hines and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, forthcoming).

Awards and Honorable Mentions:

- 2007 anthology Aegri Somnia, edited by Jason Sizemore (Apex Publications), containing my story, "Nothing of Me," is on the Final Ballot of the Bram Stoker Award in the "Superior Achievement in an Anthology" category.

- 2006 Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin J. Grant, and Kelly Link: "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death"  in Fantasy Magazine #1, "Returning My Sister's Face" in Realms of Fantasy Feb '05, "The Tiger Fortune Princess" in Paradox #7.

- 2006 Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-third Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois: "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death"  in Fantasy Magazine #1

- 2005 British Fantasy Best Short Story Award Nominee: "Running on Two Legs."

- 2005 Pushcart Prize Nominee: "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me."

- 2005 Southeast Science Fiction Best Short Fiction Award Nominee: "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me."

- 2nd quarter 2004 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest Honorable Mention: "Gifts Not Asked For."

- 2003 Phobos Award Finalist: "Tried as an Adult."

- 2002 Phobos Award Winner: "All in My Mind."

- 4th quarter 2002 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest Honorable Mention: "Running on Two Legs"


"The Devil and Mrs. Comstock's Snickerdoodles" Realms of Fantasy, Feb. 2007

"The Snow Woman's Daughter" Cricket, Feb. 2007.

"Nothing of Me" in (anthology) Aegri Somnia, Dec. 2006. (On the final ballot of the Bram Stoker Award in the "Anthology" category.)

"Wanting to Want" Hub, Dec. 2006.

"A Parade of Taylups" Aberrant Dreams, Dec. 2006.

"Addy in My Mind" Helix, Winter 2006.

"Shim Chung the Lotus Queen" GrendelSong, Fall 2006.

"Nobodies and Somebodies" Aberrant Dreams, July 2006.

"A Patch of Jewels in the Sky" Dragonfly Spirit, June 2006.

"The Archer of the Sun and The Lady of the Moon" Paradox, June 2006.

"The Tax Collector's Cow" Spider, June 2006.

"The Few, the Proud, the Leech Corps" in Oceans of the Mind, Spring 2006.

"The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake" Cricket, April 2006.

"Sins of the Mother" and "The Wiggly People" in (anthology) Thou Shalt Not, Dark Cloud Press, Spring 2006.  

"Kaawwa, Naagan, and the Queen's Diamond Necklace," Dragonfly Spirit, March 2006.

"Fade to Black" 9, Feb 22, 2006.

"The Son that Pain Made" Aberrant Dreams, Jan. 2006.

"Li T'ien and the Demon Nian" Cricket, Jan. 2006

"Spring Arrives on a Hob's Tail" Story Station, Dec. 2005.

"Only Springtime When She's Gone" Anaisdotmfk May 2005 (reprinted in Neometropolis #7).

"Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me" Apex Digest, Winter 2005. (reprinted in anthology Apex Digest Best of 2005 and audio reprint in Pseudopod, Dec. 2006).

"Razi and the Sunbird" Cricket, Feb. 2005

"The Storyteller's Wife" Realms of Fantasy, June 2005 (French reprint in Faeries, Oct. 2005).

"The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death" Fantasy Magazine, Nov. 2005.

"My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie" Here and Now, #7 (audio reprint in Escape Pod, Feb. 2006).

"The Storyteller's Wife" Realms of Fantasy, June 2005 (French reprint in Faeries, Oct 2005).

"The Tiger Fortune Princess" Paradox, Summer 2005.

"The Life and Times of Penguin" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, April 2005 (audio reprint in Escape Pod, Sept. 2005).

"Returning My Sister's Face" Realms of Fantasy, Feb 2005 (reprinted in Best New Fantasy, Wildside Press, Nov. 2006, French reprint in Faeries, and audio reprint in Pseudopod, Sept. 2006).

"The Wizard of Eternal Watch and the Keeper of Forever" in (anthology) Sages and Swords: Razor-edged Arcanum, Pitch-black Books 2005.

"Perfidious Beauty" in (anthology) Embark to Madness, Coscom Entertainment, 2005.

"Caesar's Ghost" in (anthology) Revenant, Carnifex Press, 2005.

Inspirations End/Still My Beating Heart (chapbook) Scrybe Press, 2005.

"Running on Two Legs" The Third Alternative, Winter 2004.

"When the Lights Go Out" Here and Now, #5/6 (Greek reprint in 9, Oct. 2005)

"Of Two Minds in Lanais" Leading Edge, Oct. 2004.

"Body and Soul Art" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aug/Sept 2004.

"Inside the Witch's Oven" Abyss & Apex, May/June 2004.

Ascendancy of Blood (chapbook) Scrybe Press, 2004.

"A Little Soul Music" in (anthology) In the Outposts of Beyond, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003 (reprinted in anthology Writers For Relief: An Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of Katrina, 2005).

"The Reign of the Wintergod" in (anthology) Asylum 3: The Quiet Ward, Prime Books, 2003.

"All in My Mind" in (anthology) Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown, Phobos Books 2003 (Polish reprint in Nowa Fantasytka, July 2005, and forthcoming Hungarian reprint in Galaktika, issue TBA).

"Second Daughter" Leading Edge, Dec. 2002 (reprinted in Song of the Siren, Jan. 2004; Story Station, July 2004; and The Sword Review, Aug. 2005).

"The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile" Cicada, Jan/Feb 2002 (Greek reprint in 9, Feb. 2005).


"Beauty's Folly" in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, issue #5.

"Mistress Fortune Favors the Unlucky" in (anthology) Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy, Fantasist Enterprises, expected release April 2007.

"The Tears of My Mother, the Shell of My Father" in (anthology) Japanese Dreams, Wildside press, expected release May 2007.

"Honor is a Game Mortals Play" in (anthology) Heroes in Training, DAW Books, expected release Sept. 2007.

"Year of the Fox" in (anthology) So Fey: Queer Faery Fiction, Haworth Press, expected release Oct. 2007.

"Princess Bufo marinus, I Call Her Amy" in (anthology) Magic in the Mirrorstone, Mirrorstone Books, expect release Spring 2008.

"Cuhiya's Husband" Cricket, issue TBA.

"The Princess and the Golden Fish" Cricket, issue TBA.

"The Raven's Brocade" Cricket, issue TBA.

"The Red String" Cricket, issue TBA.

"The Tanuki-Kettle" Cricket, issue TBA.

"When Shakko Did Not Lie" Cricket, issue TBA.

"Within Your Soul I Sightless See" H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror, issue TBA.


Monthly columnist for Writing for Young Readers

Interview with Steve Berman at Strange Horizons.

Reviewer for Tangent since 2004. 

"Sub-Genre Spotlight: Cyberpunk" Internet Review of Science Fiction, Dec. 2004.

Berk, Laura E. and Eugie Foster.  Instructor's Resource Manual for Child Development. 3rd ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon,1994.


Michael M. Jones, SF Site
For "Ascendancy of Blood"

Combining elements of Sleeping Beauty and vampire tales, Ascendancy of Blood is a quick, sharply-told, gorgeously-described chapbook by up-and-coming author, Eugie Foster. Her strength here lies in the lush prose and seductive imagery that permeates the pages.

Nick Gevers, Locus
For "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death"

a profoundly strange supernatural look at the morality of revenge.

Ben Payne, Tangent
For "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death"

the story is emotionally effective and, impressively, given its subject matter, makes its point through character and story rather than cold rhetoric. A strong story.

E. Sedia, Tangent
For "Of Two Minds in Lanais"

Magic! Poetry! Fisticuffs! All this and more make Eugie Foster's "Of Two Minds in Lanais" the best story in the issue.

E. Sedia, Tangent
For "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me"

Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me" by Eugie Foster is a gripping tale . . . The ending was surprising and packed a punch . . . a well-done story, and a pleasant read.

Douglas Hoffman, Tangent
For "The Life and Times of Penguin"

Eugie Fosters The Life and Times of Penguin succeeds in being, by turns, funny, thought-provoking, and poignant . . . In this fairly brief storyan existentialist allegory, when you get right down to itFoster manages to ask these questions, and she has something meaningful to say in return. Its an impressive achievement. That she pulls it off in an entertaining way, without once sounding preachy, is also noteworthy; and if that werent enough, her prose is clean, taut, and relentlessly visual.

Catherine Davis, Whispers of Wickedness
For "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me"

an intense account of a painfully close relationship between twins . . . a well-structured story, driven by the characters emotions.