The ASFS is the organization of African writers, artists, editors, and publishers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres.

2021 Nommo Awards Short List in full.  Members' reading and voting period begins.

Members of the ASFS have received their voting access emails.  Reading of the short listed works begins NOW.  Voting will end 31 August 2021.  Check out our FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION page to find out how members can get access to most of the shortlisted works.

Sheree Renée Thomas

Un-Conventional is the free to ASFS members ongoing virtual convention, held in weekly installments on the ASFS Zoom link.  On Saturday 5th June it will host top USA editor Sheree Renée Thomas in conversation with Omenana's own Iquo DianaAbasi.  Members can find link information in our DISCUSSION FORUM emails.  If you are not an ASFS member there limited spaces at this free event-- email

Upcoming: a symposium on why agents are necessary.  An interview with contributing editor Jonathan Strahan, and a workshop on pitching--how to sell your work.  Previous items were a panel on Africa's thriving comics industry; an editors' panel on why having African editors is important, and of course the announcement with author readings of this year's NOMMO SHORT LIST 

Wole Talabi database to be restored 

The database of published spec fiction by Africans is temporarily down due to a supplier issue   This is being resolved and the database should be back up and available in the next few days.  Please continue to enter your published fiction into the database for the record. 

 As a valuable resource to both readers and writers of SFF, the ASFS maintains a list of speculative fiction by African writers here. You can help fill gaps in this list by completing the form provided here.

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