My 2020 eligibility list by ODE

During the 2020 calender year, I was able to publish a number of literary works, eligible for different awards, which you will find below. Some of them are available to read for free. The ones that aren’t, you will find the buy link attached. The Dominion Anthology – The anthology is eligible for the best anthology category in the World Fantasy and the Locus award. You can find more about it here

The editors of the Dominion Anthology, myself, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and my co-editor Zelda Knight are eligible for the Best editor short form category, in the Hugo and Locus awards. Zelda Knight is eligible, having run a small press, and several pro mags that paid the SFWA pro rates at a point and published dozens of magazine issues. On my part, I co-edited with Zelda in 2020 alone, two issues of the Invictus Quarterly, one issue of the Selene Quarterly, and the Dominion Anthology, making me qualified as well

Ife-Iyoku, Tale of Imadeyunuagbon – This is an 18 thousand word Africanfuturistic, post apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy novella which appears in the Dominion Anthology. It is free to read here and eligible or the Hugo, Nebula, WFA, Locus, BSFA, BFA, Bram Stoker, and Nommo awards in the novella and long fiction categories. It made the Nerds of a Feather Flock Together Hugo recommended reading list, the Locus recommended reading list and was longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association award.

The Mannequin Challenge – This is an African speculative fiction short story of two thousand words, which appears in Issue 15 of Omenana Magazine. It’s been reviewed by Charles Payseur in Quicksip Reviews. It’s eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, WFA, Locus BFA, Nommo award, short story category.

Attack On University of Lagos, Law Faculty – This is a two thousand word short story appearing in the anthology, Slay, Stories Of the Vampire Noire. It’s eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, WFA, Locus BFA, Bram Stoker, Nommo award, short story category.

Diary of the Dark Child part 1– This is a three thousand word serialisation of the story. This part appears in the Invictus Quarterly Issue 1 and is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, WFA, Locus BFA, Bram Stoker, Nommo award, short story category.

5 Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Stories by African Authors – This is a non fiction piece of one thousand words which appeared on It’s eligible for short non-fiction award categories.

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