Editorial Board

Executive Editors »

Founder/Editor-in-Chief »

Elisha Oluyemi is a Yorùbá writer, the winner/joint-winner of the Brigitte Poirson Literature Prize for Short Story (2023), the ELS Ikenga Short Story Prize (2023), and the 2022 Lagos-HCAF Writing Contest (Short Story). Also, he placed third in the Shuzia Short Story Competition (Celestial Conversations, 2023). Elisha co-curated Nightshade, a PROFWIC Crime Fiction Anthology, Vol. 1, and mentored in the 2023 SprinNG Writing Fellowship. He has contributed to forthcoming anthologies, Mukana Anthology of African Writing (2023), UNBOUND: Anthology of Nigerian Poets Under-40 (Griots Lounge, 2024), & Witsprouts Anthology (2024).

Elisha has writing/interviews published or forthcoming in journals, including Strange Horizons, Lolwe, Broken Antler Quarterly, Mystery Tribune, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Isele Magazine, Brittle Paper, Lunar Journal, L=Y=R=A, Terror House, Entropy Squared (100 Words), Sledgehammer, Ghudsavar Magazine, Salamander Ink, and elsewhere. He writes in the psychological and literary genres. For fun and relaxation, Elisha learns Korean, listens to classical music, and studies criminal minds. He tweets @ylisha_cs.

Prose Editor »

Olayinka Yaqub's love for stories and storytelling stems from a childhood spent listening to African folktales told under the moonlight. Now, he's a Lagos-based, Nigerian writer and the prose editor of Fiery Scribe Review Magazine. His short works of fiction have appeared in places like Iskanchi Press Magazine, Writers Space Africa Magazine, and have also won/been longlisted for prizes such as the Awele Creative Trust Award and Sandra Whiteley's Prize For Children's Literature.

Prose Editor »

Okorie Divine hails from a town in Imo State and is a fiction writer. His works can be found on Brittle Paper, Fiction Niche, African Writers Magazine, Fiery Scribe Review, Writer's Space Africa and elsewhere. He emerged the winner of 2023 Abubakar Gimba Prize for Creative Nonfiction, and aims at giving "differences" a recognizable place. He served as the Associate Prose Editor for The Muse Journal No. 50 and can be reached on Facebook at Okorie Divine and twitter @Okorie_Divine9.

Poetry Editor »

Frank Njugi is a Kenyan Poet and Culture Journalist. He was Longlisted for the Akachi Chukwuemeka prize for Literature 2023 and was also a nominee in the 2023 Sondeka Awards . An alumni of the Nairobi Writing Academy , he has had works appear on plartforms such as 20.35 Africa , Shallow Tales Reveiw, Konya Shamsrumi, Roi Feineant press, Olney magazine, Kalahari Review, Africanwriter magazine, Afrocritik , The Moveee, The Standard Kenya Newspaper and others. He currently serves as the managing editor for Salamander Ink Magazine and he tweets as @franknjugi

Poetry Editor »

ARIYO AHMAD is a Nigerian poet. He hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. He has poems graciously published in Kalahari Review, Iman collective, Native skin lit Mag, Rigorous, Ngiga review, Ninsha Art, Ebo Quills, Mixed Magazine, African Writers Magazine, Upwrite Magazine, Words and Whispers journals, Nymphs Magazine, Madness Muse Magazine, among others.

He is a contributor to the Boys Are Not Stone Anthology, Litlight Nigeria Anthology, and others. When he is not writing, he finds himself relishing Khalil Gibran's poem and tweeting @ahmad_akanni.

Poetry Editor »

Adesiyan Oluwapelumi, TPC XI, is a poet/essayist from Nigeria. He was the winner of the Cheshire White Ribbon Day Creative Contest (2022) and the 1st runner up in the Fidelis Okoro Prize for Poetry (2023). His works are published in Poet Lore, Tab Journal, Poetry Wales, IHRAF, Brittle Paper and elsewhere. A 2023 Adroit Journal Summer Mentee and a 2023 Fellow of The SprinNG Writers Fellowship, he reads poetry for the Kitchen Table Quarterly and is the Assistant Editor of Lean and Loafe Poetry Journal. He is the author of Ethos (forthcoming from Ukiyoto Publishing). He tweets @ademindpoems.

Submission Readers »

Fiction Readers:

Esther Omoye

Mhembeuter Jeremiah

Munachimso Ochiabutor

Precious Osikha

Poetry Readers

Ayodeji Israel

Mathew Daniel

Njikonye Charles

Olusoji Obebe

Ifiokobong Etuk

Michael Okafor

Nonfiction Readers

Kelvin Jaluo Shachile

Winifred Odunoku