Women of color are FOUR of the five National Book Award Finalists for Fiction.
Carmen Maria Machado is also a finalist for the Nebula Novelette award and her stories have been reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and Best Women’s Erotica. (And shout out to Machado from this Philly girl. She grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is currently Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.)
It doesn’t stop there. Also check out Shane McRae, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Layli Long Soldier, Erika L. Sánchez, and more!
Maurice Broaddus, author of Devil’s Marionette
Tananarive Due, author of Joplin’s Ghost
Brandon Massey, author of Thunderland
Jermiah Jefferson, author of the Voice of Blood series
Wrath James White, author of The Resurrectionist
Darlene Black, author of Necromancy
L.A. Banks, author of the Vampire Huntress series
Qwantu Amaru, author of One Blood
Akash Bansal, author of Avenue of Death
Gakuto Coda, author of the Missing series
Dia Reeves, author of Bleeding Violet
Evie Rhodes, author of Expired
Tize W. Clark, author of The Maze
Otsuichi, author of Goth: A Novel of Horror
Koji Suzuki, author of the Ring series
Hideaki Sena, Ph.D, author of Parasite Eve
Andre Duza, author of Dead Bitch Army
Koushun Takami, author of Battle Royale
Michael Boatman, author of The Revenant Road
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Survey Participation Requirements:
You must have submitted at least one piece of short speculative fiction to a paying market in the last 12 months.
You do not have to be published in order to participate in the survey.
Speculative fiction includes fantasy, science fiction, horror, paranormal and all of their included subgenres. “Short” fiction includes shorts, novelettes, and novellas (under 40,000 words).
You must identify as Black or of the African Diaspora (to include mixed/biracial)
Kicking off with Part One: Nairobi