(Image description: a young bespectacled Black woman, her hand under her chin, looks toward the upper left while smiling at the camera; she has braids, a black shirt, and silver swirly earrings. Photo credit: Logan Peters)
Image description: Chimedum Ohaegbu, a young bespectacled Black woman, rests her hand under her chin. She looks toward the upper left while smiling at the camera; she has black braids, a black shirt, and silver swirly earrings.

Chimedum Ohaegbu (CHIH-may-doom aw-HAY-boo, she/her) attends UBC in pursuit of hummingbirds and a dual degree in English literature and creative writing. She’s Uncanny Magazine’s managing editor and a Hugo Award winner, her fiction debut was longlisted for the Nommo Award for African Science Fiction and Fantasy, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. She loves tisanes, insect facts but not insects, every single bird and magpies especially, and orchestral videogame music. Her fondness of bad puns has miraculously not prevented her work from being published in Strange Horizons, This MagazineArc Poetry Magazine, The /tƐmz/ Review, and The Capilano Review, among others. Currently, she writes and edits from Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta.