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

A. C. Arthur • A Lion's Heart (Shadow Shifters Rebellion #1) • self-published • paranormal romance

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

Tracey Baptiste • Rise of the Jumbies (The Jumbies #2) • Algonquin • juvenile

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

Constance Burris • Giant Change (Confessions of a Giantess #1) • 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

Christopher Collins • The Raggedy Man • Bloodshot Books • horror

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

Greg Dragon, David Kristoph, and Mark Gardner • Days to Home • Article 94 • science fiction

Terah Edun • Sworn to Quell (Courtlight #10) • self-published • fantasy

Terah Edun • Sworn to Restoration (Courtlight #11) • self-published • fantasy

Terah Edun • Blades of Illusion (Crown Service #2) • self-published • fantasy

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

L. L. Farmer • Slave Ship Rising • self-published • fantasy

L. L. Farmer • Black Borne (Warrior Slave #1) • self-published • fantasy

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

Alledria Hurt • Wielding His Scythe (She Becomes Death #2) • in the omnibus Myths and Magic, Captive Quill Press • paranormal romance

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

Delizhia Jenkins • The Shadows (The Vampire Hunters Academy #2) • self-published • dark fantasy

Delizhia Jenkins • The Reckoning (The Vampire Hunters Academy #3) • self-published • dark fantasy

Delizhia Jenkins • Into the Shadows • self-published • paranormal romance

Nicole Givens Kurtz • Devourer (The Minister Knights #2) • Mocha Memoirs • fantasy

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

N. R. Larry and Margo Bond Collins • Underground Magic (Underground Magic #1) • Bathory Gate Presss • paranormal romance

N. R. Larry and Margo Bond Collins • Underground Resistance (Underground Magic #2) • Bathory Gate Press • paranormal romance

Victor LaValle • The Changeling • Spiegel & Grau • horror

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

K. N. Lee • Fallen Empire (Empire of Dragons Chronicles #1) • Captive Quill Press • fantasy

K. N. Lee • Half-Blood Dragon (Dragon Born Trilogy #1) • Patchwork Press • fantasy

K. N. Lee • Magic-Born Dragon (Dragon Born Trilogy #2) • Patchwork Press • fantasy

K. N. Lee • Queen of the Dragons (Dragon Born Trilogy #3) • Patchwork Press • fantasy

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

Brandon Massey • Frenzied • Dark Corner • horror

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

Natavia • Brick • self-published • paranormal romance

Natavia • A Mate's War (Beasts #2) • self-published • paranormal romance

Barry K. Nelson • Maximum Deevor (The McKenzie Files #4) • self-published • science fiction

Balogun Ojetade • The Beatdown: A Ki Khanga Novel • self-published • fantasy

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

Daniel José Older • Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3) • Roc • urban fantasy

Daniel José Older • Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher #2) • Arthur A. Levine • young-adult urban fantasy

Deji Bryce Olukotun • After the Flare (Nigerians in Space #2) • The Unnamed Press • science fiction

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

Rondney V. Smith • So I Might Be a Vampire (Chasing the Sun #1) • self-published • urban fantasy

Lola StVil • Shattered Souls (The Toren #1) • self-published • young-adult paranormal romance

Lola StVil • Cruel Mercy (The Toren #2) • self-published • young-adult paranormal romance

Lola StVil • Kissed by Shadows (Kissed by Shadows #1) • self-published • young-adult paranormal romance

Lori Titus • Blood Relations • self-published • horror

Nikki Woolfolk • Mise en Death (Bittersweet Mysteries #1) • self-published • steampunk

 

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

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

Quinton Veal and Valjeanne Jeffers (eds.) • Scierogenous: An Anthology of Erotic Science Fiction • self-published

Maurice Waters and Shawn Alleyne (eds.) • The Scribes of Nyota: A Compendium • BlackSci-Fi.com

Troy L. Wiggins and Justina Ireland (eds.) • Fiyah Literary Magazine, Issues 1-4

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

Querus Abuttu • Last Natural Woman • short story • Mother's Revenge, Scary Dairy Press • horror

Shawn Alleyne • Book of the Griot • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Shawn Alleyne • Hierophant • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Shawn Alleyne • Kandake • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Shawn Alleyne • Path of the Hunt • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • fantasy

Shawn Alleyne • Sanctum • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Shawn Alleyne • The Sword • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Nora Anthony • Them Boys • short story • Strange Horizons (November 6) • fantasy

Miracle Austin • Boundless [collection] • self-published • horror

Eugen Bacon • Cloned • short story • Sacrifice, Thirteen O'Clock Press • science fiction

Eugen Bacon • Entrepreneur • short story • AntipodeanSF #232 (November) • science fiction

Eugen Bacon • Mahuika • short story • Every Day Fiction (September 28) • fantasy

Eugen Bacon • Realtime TV • short story • Sacrifice, Thirteen O'Clock Press • science fiction

Eugen Bacon • Wolfmother • short story • AntipodeanSF #231 (October) • fantasy

Eugen Bacon and E. Don Harpe • A Mage's Prophecy • short story • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #68 (September) • fantasy

Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad • We Were X Men • short story • Open Minds, Schreyer Ink Publishing

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

Steven Barnes • Mozart on the Kalahari • short story • Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures, ASU Center for Science and the Imagination • science fiction

James Beamon • Command Decision • short story • Cat's Breakfast, Third Flatiron • science fiction

James Beamon • Episodes from the Abner-Mortimer Karmic War • short story • No Shit, There I Was, Alliteration Ink • fantasy

James Beamon • Pitching Shemp • short story • Transitions and Awakenings: No Regrets, Sanguine Press

James Beamon • Soliloquy in a Cheap Diner Off Route 66 • short story • Apex #92 (January) • science fiction

James Beamon • The Wind You Touch When You Run • short story • Escape Pod #596 (October 5) • science fiction

James Beamon • Yours in Heaven • short story • Sci Phi Journal (January) • science fiction

Michele Tracy Berger • Reenu-You • novella • chapbook, Book Smugglers • horror

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

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 • short story • Clockwork Cairo, Twopenny Books • steampunk

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

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

Jennifer Marie Brissett • Newsletter • short story • Welcome to Dystopia, OR Books • dystopia

Maurice Broaddus • The Voices of Martyrs [collection] • Rosarium

  • Ah Been Buked • short story • historical fantasy
  • The Ave • short story • contemporary fantasy
  • The Volunteer • short story • 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

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

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

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

Cranston Burney • Over the Weekend • novelette • Scierogenous, self-published • science fiction

Jessica Cage • Imara (Siren #4) • novella • chapbook, self-published • paranormal romance

Jessica Cage • The Sphinx • novella • Fire and Fantasy, Carter and Bradley • fantasy

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

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

Tara Campbell • Bad Stock • short story • Bartleby Snopes, Issue 15 • fantasy

Tara Campbell • Sasabonsam • short story • Strange Horizons (December 11) • horror

Tara Campbell • TurboLuxe SmartFridge 3000 • short story • Gathering Storm Magazine, Issue 6 (December)

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

Christopher Chambers • The Psalm of Bo • short story • The Obama Inheritance, Three Rooms Press

Ross Chase • Fear Me • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • young-adult science fiction

C. L. Clark • Sisyphus • short story • Fiyah #4 (Fall) • science fiction

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

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

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

Koran Curtis and Shawn Alleyne • A Hero's Diary: Ain't No Love in the City • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • superheroes

M'Shai S. Dash • Magnets • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

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

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

Milton Davis • The Swarm • Steampunk Writers Around the World, Luna Press • steampunk

Samuel R. Delany • The Hermit of Houston • novelette • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (September-October) • 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

Seth Dolcy • The Dunamis Source • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

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

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

Tananarive Due • The Reformatory • short story • Global Dystopias, Boston Review • dystopia

Wendi Dunlap • Revival • short story • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • science fiction

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

J. S. Emuakpor • Descent • novelette • Afromyth, Afrocentric Books • fantasy

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

Eric James Fullilove • Ticket to Ride • short story • Welcome to Dystopia, OR Books • dystopia

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

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

Tuere T. S. Ganges • Things like this don't happen here • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

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

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

Pamesh Gates • Fear Thy Neighbor • novella • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

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

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

Dicey Grenor • The Soul Painter • short story • chapbook, self-published • paranormal romance

James Goodridge • The Artwork II • short story • Scierogenous, self-published • science fiction

Melody Gordon • Excavate • short story • Fiyah #4 (Fall) • fantasy

Alexis Pauline Gumbs • BlueBellow • short story • Strange Horizons (January 16) • horror

Emmalia Harrington • Barbara in the Frame • short story • Fiyah #4 (Fall) • fantasy

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

Karen Heslop • At the End of Summer • short story • Fantasia Divinity #13 (August) • fantasy

Karen Heslop • Dear Humans • short story • Grievous Angel (May 8) • horror humor

Karen Heslop • The Forever Companion • short story • Dark Fire Fiction (April) • horror

Karen Heslop • Good Fortune • short story • The Future Fire #43 (December) • fantasy

Karen Heslop • A Moody Fairy • short story • Theme of Absence (February) • humorous fantasy

Karen Heslop • Playing Possum • short story • The Ginger Collect #2 (Summer) • horror

Karen Heslop • Reflections • short story • Bards and Sages Quarterly Vol. IX, Issue 11 (April) • horror

Karen Heslop • Testing Limits • short story • Broadswords and Blasters #3 (Fall)

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

Nalo Hopkinson • Waving at Trains • short story • Global Dystopias, Boston Review • dystopia

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

Alledria Hurt • Finding Kat • short story • Like a Woman, self-published

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

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

Sandra Jackson-Opoku • Hotel Hades • short story • Revise the Psalm, Curbside Splendor

Tiara Janté • The Source Code  • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

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

N. K. Jemisin • Henosis • short story • Uncanny #18 (September-October) • horror

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson • Control Negro • short story • Guernica (July 29) • science fiction

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

N. D. Jones • Sins of the Sister • short story • Afromyth, Afrocentric Books • fantasy

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

R. J. Joseph • A Woman's Work • short story • Transitions and Awakenings: No Regrets, Sanguine Press • horror

Sierra July • A Paper's Weight • short story • Fifty Flashes, Whortleberry Press

Sierra July • Sand's Speaking Solemn • short story • Transitions and Awakenings: No Regrets, Sanguine Press

Kathleen Kayembe • The Faerie Tree • short story • Lightspeed #90 (November) • fantasy

Kathleen Kayembe • You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych • novelette • Nightmare #54 (March) • horror

Linette King • Accalia • novella • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • The Chemist • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • The Haunted House • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • The Hitchhiker • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • Neighborhood Terror • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • Silent Screams • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

Linette King • Truth or Dare: The Last Man Standing • novelette • chapbook, TrueGlory Publications • horror

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

Justin C. Key • Afiya's Song • novelette • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July-August) • alternate-history fantasy

Jordan King-Lacroix • The Eyes of the Gorgon • short story • Unleashed: Monsters vs. Zombies, Stitched Smile • horror

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

N. R. Larry • The Lost Men of Atlantis • Night Fire, Bathory Gate • paranormal romance

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

K. N. Lee • The Red Queen (Wonderland University #1) • novella • chapbook, self-published • paranormal romance

K. N. Lee • War of the Dragons (Dragon Born #4) • novella • chapbook, self-published • fantasy

K. N. Lee • Hunt of the Fallen • novella • Scorched, Madam's Books • paranormal romance

L. D. Lewis • Chesirah • novelette • Fiyah #1 (Winter) • fantasy

Tonya Liburd • A Question of Faith • short story • The Book Smugglers (July 11) • science fantasy

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

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

Michelle Mellon • The Will and the Way of Things • short story • Realities Perceived, Left Hand Publishers

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

Stephanie Malia Morris • Forty Acres and a Mule • short story • Fiyah #4 (Fall) • fantasy

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

Walter Mosley • A Different Frame of Reference • short story • The Obama Inheritance, Three Rooms Press

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

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Concessions • novelette • Strange Horizons (March 6-13) • science fiction

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Talking to Cancer • short story • Fiyah #2 (Spring) • fantasy

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

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

Rawle Nyanzi • Sword and Flower • novella • chapbook, self-published • fantasy

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

Brandon O'Brien • Song of the SeirÄ“nes • 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

David O'Hanlon • The Devil's in the Details • short story • Wicked Deeds, Sirens Call • 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

Nnedi Okorafor • The Baptist • short story • Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Del Rey • space opera

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 • Born in the Storm • short story • Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Del Rey • space opera

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

Deji Bryce Olukotun • The Levellers • short story • Welcome to Dystopia, OR Books • dystopia

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

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

Gary Phillips • Thus Strikes the Black Pimpernel • novelette • The Obama Inheritance, Three Rooms Press

Aisha Phoenix • Airswimming • short story • Strange Horizons (October 9) • fantasy

Aisha Phoenix • Making a Meal of It • short story • Bards and Sages Quarterly, Volume IX, Issue IV (October) • fantasy

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

Arnica Ross • Riley and Robot • short story • Fiyah #4 (Fall) • science fiction

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

  • Blood Read • short story
  • Carolina Blue • short story
  • Chilly Bears - 10¢ • short story
  • The Dating Pool • short story
  • Folk • short story
  • Grandmother's Bed • short story
  • Haints of Azalea Hall • novelette
  • The Laughter of Crows • short story
  • The Mermaid Storm • short story
  • The Strange Dowry of Spinster Pumpkin • short story
  • To-Do List • short story

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

Eden Royce • A Cure for Ghosts • short story • Fireside (November) • horror

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

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

Eden Royce • Shine, Blackberry Wine • short story • Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2, Cutting Block Books • horror

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

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

Cinsearae S. • Creepy Crawlers 3 [collection] • self-published • 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

Xen Sanders • Cracks • novelette • Fiyah #3 (Summer) • fantasy

Brittney Sankofa • Intangible Evidence • short story • Afromyth, Afrocentric Books • fantasy

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

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

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 • science fiction

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

Nisi Shawl • Queen of Dirt • short story • Apex #93 (February) • fantasy

Nisi Shawl • Slippernet • short story • Slate (February 22) • science fiction

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

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

Cherrelle Shelton • Banshee • short story • Fireside (October) • fantasy

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

Kendra Sims • Mirrors in the Valley • short story • Fireside (December) • science fiction

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

Nic Stone • Dream and Dare • short story • The Hanging Garden (May 1) • young-adult fantasy

Nic Stone • Fit for a Queen • short story • The Hanging Garden (July 3) • young-adult fantasy

Nic Stone • Near Inception on an Evening in the Summertime • short story • The Hanging Garden (February 27) • young-adult fantasy

Nic Stone • Old Wild Eyes • short story • The Hanging Garden (September 18) • young-adult fantasy

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

Takeia Marie • Shadows • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • horror

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

Sheree Renée Thomas • Who Needs the Stars If the Full Moon Loves You? • short story • Revise the Psalm, Curbside Splendor

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

Tabitha Thompson • Decency Defiled • short story • Rejected for Content 6: Workplace Relations, J. Ellington Ashston • horror

Tabitha Thompson • Highway 54 • short story  • The Sirens Call #31 (February) • 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 • paranormal

Lori Titus • Chrysalis Lights [Bennett Witch Chronicles] • novella • chapbook, Kindle Worlds • paranormal

Lori Titus • The Culling • novella • Something Wicked This Way Comes, WriteAhead • paranormal

Alexia Tolas • For the Best • short story • Black Girl Magic Lit Mag #5 (January) • science fiction

Cadwell Turnbull • Loneliness Is in Your Blood • short story • Nightmare (January) • horror

Cadwell Turnbull • Other Worlds and This One • novelette • Asimov's (July-August) • science fiction

Cadwell Turnbull • A Third of the Stars of Heaven • short story • Lightspeed #91 (December) • science fiction

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

Wrath James White • Beast Mode • short story • Masters of Horror, Matt Shaw Publications • extreme horror

Wrath James White • The Bliss Point • short story • DOA III, Blood Bound • extreme horror

Wrath James White • Hurting Him • short story • VS:X, Shadow Works • extreme horror

Troy L. Wiggins • Black Like Them • short story • Fireside (January) • science fiction

Troy L. Wiggins • Sorrow and Joy, Sunshine and Rain • short story • Uncanny #19 (December) • science fiction

Kenesha Williams • The Prodigal Daughter • short story • The Scribes of Nyota, BlackSci-Fi.com • science fiction

Kai Ashante Wilson • The Lamentation of Their Women • novelette • Tor.com (August 24) • horror

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