Chikodili Emelumadu is a new writer who was nominated for a 2015 Shirley Jackson Award and is currently a finalist for the Million Writers Award. Her writing has been recommended by Lois Tilton at Locus.
Notable short stories (with links):
- Soursop, Apex Magazine, January 2016.
- Soup, One Throne Magazine, Summer 2015.
- Story, Story, Omenana, March 2015.
- Candy Girl, Apex Magazine, November 2014.
- Tunbi, Luna Station Quarterly, June 2014.
Ms. Emelumadu's story in Apex, a magazine that pays $0.06 per word, makes her eligible for the 2016 Campbell Award. See Writertopia:
"Which Publications Qualify? ... Any publication meeting one of the following criteria: ... Publications which have a nominal pay rate, particularly those designated by the award sponsor (Dell Magazines). Nominal is a minimum of 3 cents per word and a total payment of at least $50 (USD)."