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

Contribute to the ASFS

The African Speculative Fiction Society has roughly 180 members who are African writers, editors, film makers and illustrators.  As many members live and work on the continent, facing barriers to paid publication, the ASFS has no membership fees.  The only entry requirement is that you are an African who has created published speculative fiction professionally or on a semi-pro basis.  We have a number of great ideas we'd like to implement--an anthology, partnerships with allied bodies, and of course the Nommo Awards ceremony itself.  To do that we need funds and we need them now while we are re-establishing ourselves as a registered organization.

Any sun small or large from members and non-members will be very welcome.  You can contribute to the fund via Paypal using this identifying email:

Voting for the 2019 Nommo Awards Closes

Voting for the Nommo Awards this year had its highest ever number of voters contributing. The winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony at the Ake Festival to be held in Lagos, Nigeria 27 to 29 October.

The short list for the Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans is available here. Congratulations to all those in the short and long lists. Read the full shortlists for the Illube Nommo Novel award... and the other categories. Members can read many of the works for free.

 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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