Nisi Shawl


Nisi Shawl is an African American writer and editor best known for the first multiple award-winning New Suns anthology and for their 2016 Nebula finalist novel Everfair. In 2019 they received the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award for distinguished service to the genre. Prior to putting together New Suns, they edited and co-edited WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity; Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia Butler Scholars; Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler; and Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. Shawl lives in Seattle, where they take frequent walks with their cat.


Dark Discoveries - Issue #36

Christopher Golden, Nisi Shawl, et al.


Ruins Excavation


Dark Discoveries - Issue #36

Nisi Shawl, Lauren Beukes, et al.



Nisi Shawl


Talk Like a Man

Nisi Shawl


New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color

Jaymee Goh, Hiromi Goto, et al.


Filter House

Nisi Shawl



Octavia E. Butler


Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up To No Good

Angela Slatter and Nisi Shawl


Apex Magazine May 2018

Nisi Shawl, Rich Larson, et al.


People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

Minsoo Kang and Nalo Hopkinson


Exploring Dark Short Fiction #5: A Primer to Han Song

Eric J. Guignard, Michael Arnzen, et al.