NOMMO Nominations for 2017

How to Nominate and Vote for the Nommo Awards
Nommo Awards Eligibility
Works published between January 1, 2015 – December 31 2016 are eligible for the inaugural Nommo Awards in 2017. Any work of speculative fiction (Novel, Novella, Short Story or Graphic Novel) by an African, published anywhere in the world is eligible for nomination.

The author of the work does NOT have to be a Member of the ASFS.
Only registered members of the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) are eligible to nominate and vote for works. Members cannot nominate their own works. The 2017 Nommo Awards will be presented at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in November 2017.
Categories Available
  • Novel: Stories of 40,000 words or longer  
  • Novella: Stories of between 17,500 and 40,000 words
  • Short Story: Stories of between 1 and 17,500 words
  • Graphic Novel: Stories that consist of both images and words of any length.

This is a speculative fiction award. All nominations must be fiction and they must have magic, science fiction, or some other fantasy element. Stories without a speculative element are not eligible.

Short story collections are not novels and are not eligible in any category – pick the best story and nominate it.

Memoirs, self help books, religious texts, histories or biographies may be good, but they are not eligible.

The Nomination Process

A work must be nominated by a member of the ASFS during the nomination period, which runs from December 25, 2016 - March 31, 2017. Please take the time during the open nomination period to compile your list of nominations and submit together (once only) using the form below. The five works in each category with the greatest number of nominations become the shortlist for the Nommo Award in that category.
Nominations for 2017 are now OPEN. If you are a member of the ASFS, please submit a nomination ballot for the Nommo Awards by following the steps below:
  1. Open the email you have been sent by the ASFS.
  2. Please click the LINK to nominate. The link will take you to an online form.
  3. Open the form.
  4. Enter your email address, your name and acknowledge you have read the nomination rules.
  5. There are 4 categories. In each category, please enter the name of the Author and the Title of the work you wish to nominate. You can nominate up to a maximum of 5 works in each category but this is not mandatory. You can choose to nominate only one work. You also do not need to nominate in all categories.
  6. To proceed to the next category, please click NEXT at the bottom of the form.
  7. When you have finished nominating in all 4 categories, select SUBMIT at the bottom of the form to send in your final nomination.
Once submitted, a nomination cannot be changed.

Nommo Awards Voting
Voting is NOT YET OPEN.
From April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, ASFS members will be able to vote for items on the shortlist for the inaugural Nommo Awards (presented in 2017). The work on the shortlist that receives the highest number of votes in each category will win the Nommo Award.
How to Vote
Voting will open from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. The voting form will be available at this LINK. All ASFS members will also receive an email containing detailed instructions on how to vote.
Full details of the Nommo Award rules are available to read HERE.

If you have any queries please contact us.

Nommo Nomination Form 2017