“The ASFS will provide a place where writers, readers, and scholars can come together to find information, connect with each other, and act as watchdogs for their collective interests.”
Chinelo Onwualu, chief spokesperson, ASFS.
The ASFS is new professional body of African writers, editors, publishers and creative artists in science fiction and fantasy and speculative fiction.
It now has 60 Charter members and is growing.
We nominate and vote for prize winners in the Nommo Awards -- and are doing so much more.
Please download our National Spokespeople document to contact the ASFS spokesperson closest to your region. They are:
Are you an African with two or more works published or produced? Are you editing or publishing a magazine or book? Find out more about how to join the ASFS. Check out our webpage Who is African?
We don't charge a membership fee, but this website has development costs especially when nomination and voting software is added. The Awards still have transport, publicity, and production costs. Find out how to donate money to help the Awards get the profile they deserve.
What is Speculative Fiction:
Speculative Fiction: includes Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the broadest possible definition of speculative/fantastical fiction including horror, slipstream, interstitial, stories based on traditional beliefs, alternate history etc. Speculative Fiction is an inclusive rather than exclusive term designed to include most especially any distinctively African forms that may develop.