Awards Eligibility Post 2021

2021 was quite the year, in that I had my first professional fiction sale! That story is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award, among others, and is on the Nebula Recommended Reading list.

And, since this is my first pro-market publication, I am eligible for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

“The Woman With No Face” (as A.L. Goldfuss)

  • Fantasy Magazine Issue 66, April 2021
  • 5,500 words
  • Audio link

Cover of the April 2021 issue of Fantasy Magazine.

Maria Haskins provided a wonderful review on her blog, used here with permission:

I was blown away by this story in Fantasy Magazine. It’s so rich, intense, and trippy, and I love the grit and detail of it. We are in a world where some people can connect their minds to each other, an ability they explore and hone as a community in rituals when you reach a certain age. But when Ankuin is old enough to undergo the ritual, something goes terribly wrong and afterwards, her own community doesn’t know what to do with her. When invaders attack the community years later, Ankuin’s singular ability helps her lead a resistance, but even then, she’s shunned and feared by many. This story packs a powerful emotional punch on so many levels.


I would be thrilled if you checked it out, and I appreciate your consideration this upcoming award season.

Alice Goldfuss

Alice Goldfuss
Alice Goldfuss is a systems punk with years of experience working on cutting-edge container platforms. She’s an international speaker who enjoys building modern infrastructure at-scale and writing fiction on the weekends.

Alice has written articles, consulted on publications, built communities, and sipped many cups of tea. She hasn’t written a book, but you’ve probably read her tweets (@alicegoldfuss).

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