I know some people have resolved to read more speculative fiction by black authors, or always have wanted to. So here's a list containing everything I currently know of published in 2017: this is just a start and will be expanded.

 

Mia Mitns's Black [African] Speculative Fiction Writers "Directory" (available free) was helpful in compiling this; other sources include Maurice Broaddus's African Americans in Speculative Fiction – A Reading Primer; Graveyard Shift Sisters; Diverse Writers & Artists of Speculative Fiction; and the #BlackSpecFic discussions at Fireside Magazine and elsewhere. For African writers, see Wole Talabi's List of Published African SFF.

 

 

NOVELS

A. C. Arthur • Bound to the Wolf (The Alpha's Woman #3) • in the omnibuses Claimed by the Mate Vol. 3 and Hunger, St. Martin's Griffin • paranormal romance

Seta Aset • Nine X (Kemetstry #4) • self-published • science fiction

Steven Barnes • Twelve Days • Tor • paranormal thriller

A. Bello • Emily Knight I Am... Awakened (Emily Knight #2) • Hashtag Press) • juvenile

Kaia Bennett • Doing It to Death (Shivers and Sins #2) • self-published • paranormal romance

Jayde Brooks • Crown of Doom and Light (Eden Reid #3) • St. Martin's Griffin • epic fantasy

Constance Burris • Jade (Everleaf #3) • self-published • fantasy

Pamela E. Cash • The Deadly Twelve (Chausiku #4) • self-published • young-adult paranormal fantasy

A. Yamina Collins • The Last King [serial, ongoing] • self-published • fantasy romance

Greg Dragon • The Judas Cypher (The Synth Crisis #1) • self-published • science fiction

Greg Dragon • The Unsung Frame (The Synth Crisis #2) • self-published • science fiction

Lynn Emery • Dead Wrong: A Joliet Sisters Psychic Detectives Mystery • self-published • psychic detective

Lynn Emery • Third Sight Into Darkness: A LaShaun Rousselle Mystery • self-published • psychic detective

Kipjo K. Ewers • Fred & Mary • self-published • dark fantasy

Dormaine G. • The Battle (The Connor Chronicles #3) • Creativia • young-adult fantasy

Chanel Harry • The Other Child • self-published • horror

Chanel Harry • The Restless • self-published • horror

LA Hendricks • Skatia Reborn (The Skatia Narratives #3) • Illipsium Media • young-adult fantasy

Justina Ireland • Evie Allen vs. the Quiz Bowl Zombies (Devils' Pass #1) • Stone Arch Books) • juvenile

Justina Ireland • Jeff Allen vs. the Time Suck Vampire (Devils' Pass #2) • Stone Arch Books) • juvenile

Justina Ireland • Tiffany Donovan vs. the Cookie Elves of Destruction (Devils' Pass #3) • Stone Arch Books) • juvenile

Justina Ireland • Zach Lopez vs. the Unicorns of Doom (Devils' Pass #4) • Stone Arch Books) • juvenile

N. K. Jemisin • The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) • Orbit • fantasy • Recommendations: Amal El-Mohtar, Lashawn M. Wanak, and innumerable others

Mya Lairis • The Provider • self-published • paranormal romance

Victor LaValle • The Changeling • Spiegel & Grau • horror • Recommendations: Amal El-Mohtar and others

Briana Lawrence • I Am Magical (magnifiqueNOIR #1) • self-published • young-adult fantasy

Kyoko M. • Back to Black (The Black Parade #5) • self-published • paranormal

Montiese McKenzie • Blood of My Blood (Awakening of the Spirit #1) • self-published • horror • Review: Eden Royce

Natavia • Brick • Soul Publications • paranormal romance

Balogun Ojetade • A Haunting in the SWATS (The Savannah Swan Files #1) • self-published • horror, urban fantasy

Nnedi Okorafor • Akata Warrior (Akata #2) • Viking Books for Young Readers • young-adult fantasy

Tochi Onyebuchi • Beasts Made of Night • Razorbill • young-adult fantasy

Lisa G. Riley and Roslyn Hardy Holcomb • Acts of Wars (Of Wars #2) • self-published • urban fantasy

Lori Titus • Blood Relations • self-published • horror

 

ANTHOLOGIES AND MAGAZINES

Mya Lairis, Kenya Moss-Dyme, and Eden Royce (eds.) • Forever Vacancy • Colors in Darkness

Susana M. Morris, Kinitra D. Brooks, and Linda D. Addison (eds.) • Sycorax's Daughters • Cedar Grove • Review: Terence Taylor

Balogun Ojetade (ed.) • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology • self-published

Troy L. Wiggins and Justina Ireland (eds.) • Fiyah Literary Magazine, Issues 1-3 • Recommendations: Erin Roberts, E. Young, Eden Royce

Troy L. Wiggins and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali (eds.) • Truancy, Issue 4 (June) 

Kenesha Williams (ed.) • Black Girl Magic Lit Mag, Issue 5

 

SHORT FICTION

Querus Abuttu • Fleshtrap • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Tracey Baptiste • Ma Laja • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Michele Tracy Berger • Reenu-You • novella • chapbook, Book Smugglers • horror • Recommendations: Eden Royce, Sessily Watt

Venita Blackburn • Black Jesus and Other Superheroes [collection] • University of Nebraska Press • slipstream

  • A Brief Excerpt from the History of Salt • short story
  • Dog People • short story
  • End of the World • short story
  • Ephemeros • short story
  • Hold 'til Warm • short story
  • The Immolator • short story
  • Rites • short story
  • Run Away Screaming • short story
  • Take Me to the Water • short story

C. W. Blackwell • The Apollo Protocol • short story • Helios Quarterly 2.1 (March) • science fiction

C. W. Blackwell • The Thing in Room 204 • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Jeffrey Bolden • Brianna's Interlude • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

K. Tempest Bradford • The Copper Scarab • Clockwork Cairo, Twopenny Books • steampunk

Regina N. Bradley • Letty • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror • Recommendation: Monica Friedman

Jennifer Marie Brissett • The Breeze in the Boughs • short story • Fiyah #3 (Summer) • satire

Maurice Broaddus • The Voices of Martyrs [collection] • Rosarium • Recommendation: Brendon Soltis

  • Ah Been Buked • short story • historical fantasy
  • The Ave • short story • contemporary fantasy
  • The Volunteer • alternate-history fantasy
  • Warrior of the Sunrise • short story • historical fantasy

Maurice Broaddus • The Ache of Home  • short story • Uncanny 17 (July-August) • contemporary fantasy • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

Maurice Broaddus • Buffalo Soldier • novella • chapbook, Tor.com • steampunk • Recommendation roundup

Maurice Broaddus • Dance of Bones • short story • Straight Outta Tombstone, Baen • weird west horror

Maurice Broaddus • Vade Retro Satana • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • science fiction • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, Maria Haskins

Tobias S. Buckell • Shoggoths in Traffic • short story • Lightspeed #88 (September) • Lovecraftian horror

Tobias S. Buckell • Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance • short story • Cosmic Powers, Saga • science fiction

Tobias S. Buckell and David Brin • High Awareness • short story • Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere, ASU Center for Science and the Imagination • science fiction

Chesya Burke • Say, She ToyApex #95 (April) • science fiction horror • Recommendation: Maria Haskins

Christopher Caldwell • The Beekeeper's Garden • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • fantasy • Recommendation: Natalie Luhrs

Christopher Caldwell • Serving Fish • short story• Fantastic Stories of the Imagination: People of Color Take Over FSI! • fantasy

Patricia E. Canterbury • The Armoire • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

P. Djèlí Clark • The Angel of Khan el-Kalili • Clockwork Cairo, Twopenny Books • steampunk

Joy Copeland • The Tale of Eve of De-Nile • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror • Recommendation: Terence Taylor

Ophelia Crane • Three A.M. [collection] • self-published • horror

Milton Davis • Ghost • novelette • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Milton Davis • The Skin Man • short story • Skelos #2 (Winter) • horror

Samuel R. Delany • The Hermit of Houston • novelette • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July-August) • science fiction

Dahlia DeWinters • The Adjustors • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Dahlia DeWinters • Grandma Elsie's Typewriter • short story • The Sirens Call #31 (February) • horror

Greg Dragon • Doom Squad • novelette • chapbook, Kindle Worlds • military science fiction

Tananarive Due • Field Trip • Dark Cities, Titan • horror

Wendi Dunlap • Revival • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • science fiction • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, Maria Haskins

Wendi Dunlap • The Settlement • short story • PodCastle #460 (March 17) • fantasy

Wendi Dunlap • The Sixth Vital Sign • short story • Ride the Star Wind, Broken Eye • Lovecraftian horror

Malon Edwards • Junebug’s Magical Magnificent Mercurial Barbershop • short story • Fireside (August)

Malon Edwards • Long Time Lurker, First Time Bomber • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • science fiction

Malon Edwards • Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light • short story • Shimmer #35 (January) • horror • Recommendation: Maria Haskins

Derrick Ferguson • In Need of a Friend • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

V. H. Galloway • Sisi Je Kuisha (We Have Ended) • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • historical fantasy • Recommendation: Natalie Luhrs

V. H. Galloway • There Are Children That Flower the Trees • short story • Truancy #4 (June) • historical fantasy

R. S. A. Garcia • The Bois • short story • Truancy #4 (June) • short story • science fiction • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

Keith Gaston • Black Licorice • novelette • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Craig Laurance Gidney • Beneath the Briar Patch • short story • Anathema #2 (August) • fantasy

Craig Laurance Gidney • Mirror Bias • Looming Low Volume I, Dim Shores • horror

Alexis Pauline Gumbs • BlueBellow • short story • Strange Horizons (January 16) • horror • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

M. Haynes • New Elements • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Adeatoyshe J. Heru • Shadowboxer: Neutral Corners • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Akua Lezli Hope • Skate • short story • Open Minds, Schreyer Ink Publishing

Alledria Hurt • A Bargain and an Arrangement • short story • The Sirens Call #31 (February) • horror

Jordan Ifueko • Oshun, Inc. • short story • Strange Horizons (September 18) • fantasy

Tish Jackson • Cheaters • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

N. K. Jemisin • The Evaluators • short story • Wired: The Science Fiction Issue • science fiction

Tenea D. Johnson • Foundling • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Ronald Jones • Fall of the Caretakers • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

R. J. Joseph • To Give Her Whatsoever She Would Ask • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Kathleen Kayembe • You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych • novelette • Nightmare #54 (March) • horror • Recommendations: A. C. Wise, Charles Payseur

Lance Oliver Keeble • Nikia the Pandora • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Jordan King-Lacroix • The Last Day of Jerome Brown • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

A. D. Koboah • Mama • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Nicole Givens Kurtz • Belly Speaker • short story • Lawless Lands, Falstaff Books • weird west horror

Nicole Givens Kurtz • Rise • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Nicole Givens Kurtz • The Wicked Wild • Straight Outta Tombstone, Baen • weird west horror

Mya Lairis • The Matriarch • short story • Monster Brawl!, Sirens Call • monsters

Brent Lambert • Blood Song • short story • Anathema #1 (April)

Brent Lambert • Police Magic • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • post-apocalyptic fantasy • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, A. C. Wise

Alaina Shari Latham • To Be Black Magic [collection] • self-published

Kai Leakes • Taste the Taint: A Cursed Story • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

L. D. Lewis • Chesirah • novelette • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • fantasy • Recommendations: Black Nerd Problems, Natalie Luhrs, A. C. Wise, Charles Payseur

Tonya Liburd • A Question of Faith • novelette • The Books Smugglers (July 11) • science fantasy • Recommendations: A. C. Wise, Charles Payseur, Maria Haskins

Tonya Liburd • Through Dreams She Moves • short story • UnCommon Minds, Fighting Monkey Press • fantasy 

Danny Lore • The Last Exorcist • short story • Fiyah #3 (Summer) • horror • Recommendation: Maria Haskins

Jermaine McGill • I Understand • short story• Medium (February); Fantastic Stories of the Imagination: People of Color Take Over FSI! • science fiction

Dana Mcknight • Taking the Good • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

LH Moore • A Little Not Music • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Tonya R. Moore • Hybrid • short story • Black Girl Magic Lit Mag #5 (January) • science fiction

Tonya R. Moore • Kingdom of Lethe • short story • chapbook, self-published • science fiction, horror

Tonya R. Moore • Space Age Mermaid • short story • Becoming, self-published • science fiction

Walter Mosley • Cut, Cut, Cut • short story • Apex #95 (April) • horror

Kenya Moss-Dyme • Roost • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Concessions • novelette • Strange Horizons (March 6-13) • science fiction • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, A. C. Wise

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Talking to Cancer • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • fantasy • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, Maria Haskins

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Rachael K. Jones • Regarding the Robot Raccoons Attached to the Hull of My Ship • short story • Diabolical Plots #28 (June)

Barbara L. W. Myers • We Laugh in Its Face • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • science fiction • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

Russell Nichols • The Hard Shell • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • humorous fantasy

Brandon O'Brien • "Punch God (in the Face)" by The Harmnones • short story • Anathema #2 (August) • fantasy

Brandon O'Brien • Song of the Seirēnes • short story • Ride the Star Wind, Broken Eye • Lovecraftian horror

Brandon O'Brien • They Will Take You from You • short story • Strange Horizons (May 1) • science fiction

David O'Hanlon • The Devil of a Deal • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Balogun Ojetade • Heroes Again • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Balogun Ojetade • Q-T-Pies (The Savannah Swan Files #0) • novelette • chapbook, self-published • horror • Review: E. Young

Nnedi Okorafor • Binti: Home • novella • chapbook, Tor.com • science fiction

Nnedi Okorafor • History • short story • The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories, Solaris • fantasy

Daniel José Older • Dead Light March [a Shadowshaper Cypher story] • novella • chapbook, Arthur A. Levine • young-adult urban fantasy

An Owomoyela • The Last Broadcasts • novelette • Infinity Wars, Solaris • science fiction

L. Penelope • The Mankana-kil • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Aurelius Raines II • Gotta Go! • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Zin E. Rocklyn • Need • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Zin E. Rocklyn • Summer Skin • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Leone Ross • Come Let Us Sing Anyway [collection] • Peepal Tree Press • slipstream

  • Echo • short story
  • Love Letters • short story
  • Maski-mon-gwe-zo-os (The Toad Woman) • short story
  • Pals • short story
  • Velvet Man
  • What He Is • short story

Eden Royce • Spook Lights II [collection] • self-published • horror • Recommendation: Bina

  • Blood Read
  • Carolina Blue
  • Chilly Bears - 10¢
  • The Dating Pool
  • Folk
  • Grandmother's Bed • Recommendations: Bina, Nuzu Onoh
  • Haints of Azalea Hall
  • The Laughter of Crows
  • The Mermaid Storm
  • The Strange Dowry of Spinster Pumpkin
  • To-Do List • Recommendation: Bina

Eden Royce • Crickets Sing for Naomi • short story • PodCastle #477 • dark fantasy

Eden Royce • Graverobbing Negress Seeks Employment • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • horror • Recommendation: Natalie Luhrs

Eden Royce • A Long Way from the Ritz • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Eden Royce • Soupie's Lover • short story • Truancy #4 (June) • horror

Eden Royce • Sweetgrass Blood • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Kiini Ibura Salaam • The Malady of Need • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Sofia Samatar • Tender [collection] • Small Beer Press

DaVaun Sanders • The Blood Will Come Later • short story • Ride the Star Wind, Broken Eye • Lovecraftian horror

DaVaun Sanders • The Shade Caller • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • dark fantasy • Recommendations: Natalie Luhrs, Maria Haskins

Xen Sanders • Cracks • novelette • Fiyah #3 (Summer) • fantasy • Recommendation: Charles Payseur

Nicole D. Sconiers • Kim • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Mark P. Steele • A Monstrous Journey • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Sumiko Saulson • The Void Between Emotions [collection] • Iconoclast • horror

  • The Birthday Present
  • Bloodsuckers
  • Bodies
  • The Dance of the Sea Hare and Tortoise
  • Shallow Waters
  • Therma Martin Zeda 2525
  • This One Has Teeth
  • The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Crying

Sumiko Saulson • The Honeymoon Suite: Jacob's Reunion • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Sumiko Saulson • My Clockwork Valentine • short story • Clockwork Wonderland, HorrorAddicts.net • horror

Sy Shanti • Hollygraham • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Nisi Shawl • The Colors of Money [an Everfair sequel] • Sunvault, Upper Rubber Boot Press • steampunk

Nisi Shawl • Evens • short story • The Obama Inheritance, Three Rooms Press

Nisi Shawl • More Than Nothing • short story • Tor.com (March 8) • fantasy

Nisi Shawl • Queen of Dirt • short story • Apex #93 (February) • fantasy • Recommendation: Charles Payseur

Nisi Shawl • Sun River [an Everfair sequel] • Clockwork Cairo, Twopenny Books • steampunk

Nisi Shawl • Sunshine of Your Love • The Sum of Us, Laksa Media • science fiction

Cherene Sherrard • Scales • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

RaShell R. Smith-Spears • Born Again • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Tawanna Sullivan • Karma Suture • short story • Forever Vacancy, Colors in Darkness • horror

Hannibal Tabu • Django Unplugged: A T.A.S.K. Story • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Sheree Renée Thomas • Aunt Dissy's Policy Dream Book • novelette • Apex #95 (April) • dark fantasy

Sydnee Thompson • Toward the Sun • short story • Fiyah #3 (Summer) • dystopian science fiction

Tade Thompson • The Murders of Molly Southbourne • novella • chapbook, Tor.com • horror

Lori Titus • Anomalies • short story • Black Girl Magic Lit Mag #5 (January) • science fiction

Lori Titus • Asunder • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Alexia Tolas • For the Best • short story • Black Girl Magic Lit Mag #5 (January) • science fiction • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

Dennis R. Upkins • Where Monsters Roam • short story • Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, self-published • superheroes

Troy L. Wiggins • Black Like Them • short story • Fireside (January) • Recommendation: A. C. Wise

Kai Ashante Wilson • The Lamentation of Their Women • novelette • Tor.com (August 24) • horror • Recommendation: A. C. Wise, Maria Haskins

L. Marie Wood • The Ever After • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

K. Ceres Wright • Of Sound Mind and Body • short story • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror

Deana Zhollis • Perfect Connection • novelette • Sycorax's Daughters, Cedar Grove • horror