We are proud to include African and African diaspora creatives in the world of Sauúti, providing a world and a platform for them to bring their own unique perspectives and world building to the Sauútiverse.

Along with the eleven founding Collective members, we take the opportunity to highlight and showcase everyone who has created Sauúti-related work. Below are the contributors, their bios and the works they have published and where to find them.

Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling and World Fantasy Award-winning author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.
His novels and over seventy stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. His work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and the Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife and twin daughters. He’s an instructor at the University of Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing.
Tobias Buckell’s fiction and media rights are represented by his agent: Hannah Bowman.

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, editor and publisher from Nigeria. He has won the Nebula, Otherwise, Nommo, British & World Fantasy awards and been a finalist in the Hugo, Locus, Sturgeon, British Science Fiction and NAACP Image awards. His works have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Uncanny Magazine, Tordotcom and others. He edited the Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology, Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology and co-edited the Dominion, and Africa Risen anthologies. He was a CanCon guest of honour and a guest of honour at the Afrofuturism themed ICFA 44 where he coined the term/genre label, Afropantheology.

T.L. Huchu

T.L. Huchu’s work has appeared in ‘Lightspeed’, ‘Interzone’, ‘Analog Science Fiction & Fact’, ‘The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021’, ‘Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’, ‘Mystery Weekly’, ‘The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016’, and elsewhere.
He is the winner of an Alex Award (2022), the Children’s Africana Book Award (2021), a Nommo Award for African SFF (2022, 2017), and has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize (2014) and the Grand prix de l’Imaginaire (2019). THE MYSTERY AT DUNVEGAN CASTLE, the third instalment in his Edinburgh Nights fantasy book series, is due out in summer 2023. Find him @TendaiHuchu.

Somto Ihezue

Somto Ihezue is a Nigerian–Igbo editor, writer, and filmmaker.
He was awarded the 2021 African Youth Network Movement Fiction Prize. A British Science Fiction Award, Nommo Award, and 2022 Afritondo Prize nominee, his works have appeared in Tordotcom, Fireside Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Cossmass Infinities, Flash Fiction Online, and elsewhere.
Somto is Original Fiction Manager at Escape Artists. He is an acquiring editor with Android Press and an associate editor with Apex Magazine, and Cast of Wonders. Follow him on Twitter @somto_Ihezue.