May 132024

The 2024 Locus Awards finalists have been announced and we’re excited to see so many DMLA authors on this list!

  • System Collapse, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)
  • Witch King, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)
  • The Reformatory, Tananarive Due (Saga; Titan UK)
  • The Saint of Bright Doors, Vajra Chandrasekera (Tordotcom)
  • The Salt Grows Heavy, Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire; Titan UK)
  • “At Every Door a Ghost”, Premee Mohamed (Communications Breakdown)
  • “Suppertime”, Tananarive Due (New Suns 2)
  • “Those Hitchhiking Kids“, Darcie Little Badger (The Sunday Morning Transport 4/2/23)
  • The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2022), Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Eugen Bacon & Milton Davis, eds. (Caezic)
  • The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, Tananarive Due (Akashic)
  • No One Will Come Back For Us, Premee Mohamed (Undertow)
  • Skin Thief, Suzan Palumbo (Neon Hemlock)
  • 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered, Sadie Hartmann (Page Street Publishing)
May 032024

The 2024 Aurora Award Nominations are in and we’re excited to see so many DMLA authors on this fantastic list of nominees!

Best Novel:

  • The Valkyrie, Kate Heartfield, HarperVoyager

Best Novelette/Novella:

  • “The Most Strongest Obeah Woman of the World”, Nalo Hopkinson, Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror, Random House

Best Short Story:

  • “At Every Door A Ghost”, Premee Mohamed, Communications Breakdown, MIT Press

Best Related Work:

  • No One Will Come Back for Us and Other Stories, Premee Mohamed, Undertow Publications
  • Skin Thief: Stories, Suzan Palumbo, Neon Hemlock Press
Apr 102024

Congratulations to the following DMLA authors for being named a 2024 Lammy Awards finalist!

LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction

  • The Archive Undying // Emma Mieko Candon (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • The Saint of Bright Doors // Vajra Chandrasekera (Tordotcom Publishing)

Apr 092024

The Libby Book Awards announced their first annual winners across 17 categories. Winners were chosen by a panel of 1700 librarians worldwide! Congratulations to DMLA author, Martha Wells, for winning in the Science Fiction category!

  • System Collapse by Martha Wells
Apr 052024

The finalists for the 2024 Hugo Awards have been announced! Congratulations to the following DMLA authors!


  • The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera (Tordotcom)
  • Witch King by Martha Wells (Tordotcom)


  • “Ivy, Angelica, Bay” by C.L. Polk ( 8 December 2023)

Further congratulations to Premee Mohamed and Mur Lafferty for work on Escape Pod, and to Mia Tsai for work on GigaNotoSaurus! All received acknowledgements under BEST SEMIPROZINE.

System Collapse by Martha Wells received enough votes to qualify for BEST NOVEL on the final ballot, but she declined the nomination.

Mar 202024

Congratulations to our DMLA authors who have been nominated for a 2023 Nebula Award!

Nebula Award for Novel

  • The Saint of Bright Doors, Vajra Chandrasekera (Tordotcom)
  • Witch King, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

Nebula Award for Short Story

  • “Tantie Merle and the Farmhand 4200“, R.S.A Garcia (Uncanny 7-8/23)

“Author Martha Wells has graciously declined her nomination as a novel finalist this year for System Collapse published by Tordotcom. In 2022, Wells also declined a nomination for novella and felt that the Murderbot Diaries series has already received incredible praise from her industry peers and wanted to open the floor to highlight other works within the community.”

Mar 142024

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made the BSFA shortlist!

Dominant Themes in Afro-Centric Fiction, Eugen Bacon (Aurealis)

BEST SHORTER FICTION (Novellas, novelettes)
Broken Paradise, Eugen Bacon (Luna Press Publishing)

Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology (edited by Wole Talabi), Eugen Bacon (Android Press)
No One Will Come Back for Us, Premee Mohamed (Undertow)

Mar 012024

Many congratulations to DMLA authors Cassandra Khaw and Tananarive Due for their 2023 Bram Stoker Awards nominations!

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Due, Tananarive – “Rumpus Room” (The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, Akashic Books)
  • Khaw, Cassandra – The Salt Grows Heavy (Tor Nightfire/Macmillan/Titan)

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Due, Tananarive – The Reformatory (Gallery/Saga Press/Titan)
Feb 182024

The British Science Fiction Association Awards Longlist has been announced and many congratulations to the following DMLA authors who have been nominated for this year’s award in the following categories!

Best Collection:

Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022 – Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Eugen Bacon, Milton Davis (Arc Manor)

Languages of Water – Editor, Eugen Bacon (MVMedia)

The Skin Thief – Suzan Palumbo (Neon Hemlock)

No One Will Come Back for Us – Premee Mohamed (Undertow)


Best Novel:

A Second Chance for Yesterday – RA Sinn (Solaris)

The Saint of Bright Doors – Vajra Chandrasekera (tordotcom)

The Valkyrie – Kate Heartfield (HarperCollins)

Witch King – Martha Wells (tordotcom)


Best Short Fiction:

Paperweight – Eugen Bacon & Claire Rhoden (Mothersound)

Sina the Child with No Echo – Eugen Bacon (Mothersound)


Best Shot Non-Fiction:

Dominant Themes in Afro-Centric Fiction – Eugen Bacon (Aurealis)


Best Shorter Fiction:

Broken Paradise – Eugen Bacon (Luna Press)