- Soul Searching, Stephen Embleton (Guardbridge)
- The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi (Riverhead)
- Club Ded, Nikhil Singh (Luna)
- Guardians: The Awakening, David A. Atta (Makere)
- A Fledgling Abiba, Dilman Dila (Guardbridge)
- “Ife-Iyoku: The Tale of Imadeyunuagbon”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Dominion)
- Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)
- The Silence of the Wilting Skin, Tlotlo Tsamaase (Pink Narcissus)
Best Short Story
- “The Bend of Water”, Tiah Marie Beautement (Omenana 8/30/20)
- “Corialis”, T.L. Huchu (Fiyah Autumn ’19)
- “Rat and Finch Are Friends”, Innocent Chizaram Ilo (Strange Horizons 3/2/20)
- “The Goatkeeper’s Harvest”, Tobi Ogundiran, (The Dark 9/20)
- “Behind Our Irises”, Tlotlo Tsamaase (Africanfuturism)
Best Graphic Novel
- New Men, Murewa Ayodele & Dotun Akande (Action Lab – Danger Zone)
- Titan, Mazuba Chimbeza (Black Hut)
- Meanwhile…, Qintu Collab (MaThoko’s)
- MoonGirls, Nana Akosua Hanson & AnimaxFYB (Drama Queens)
- Alex, Anna Mbale & Mwiche Songolo (Black Hut)
- Black Sheep, Mwiche Songolo (Black Hut)
For the list of nominees and more information about the award, see the ASFS website.
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