Chika Onyenezi is a Nigerian-born fiction candidate enrolled in the University of Maryland's MFA program. His works has been published in Chicago Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter Magazine, Evergreen Review, and elsewhere. He has placed in competitions by Glimmer Train. He has received fellowship from Kimbilio and Craigarden. His story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Burrow Press. In addition to writing short stories, he has a novel in progress.