List of selected publications by Suyi Davies Okungbowa, including: works of various lengths, all subgenres of African speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror), works in other genres, and in formats other than print.

This is a list of short fiction and nonfiction only. For novels and other longer works, see Books page. For interviews, see Press page.


“The Haunting of 13 Oluwo Street”: Fireside Magazine #72, October 2019. ~3010 words.
A haunted house in Lagos just wants to be loved. Reviews: QuickSip / The 1000-Year Plan

“Dune Song”: Apex Magazine #120, May 2019. ~4650 words.
Nata will decide if leaving Isiuwa to find her mother in the desert whirlwind is worth the consequences. Reviews: Locus / Tangent / RocketStankRank / SFRevu / QuickSip / B&NSciFi / SFF Reviews / The 1000-Year Plan

The Secret Life Of The Unclaimed“: A World of Horror (anthology), ed. by Eric J. Guignard – Dark Moon Books, September 2018. (Reprint: Nightmare Magazine. November 2019). 4132 words.
A teenage boy from a small Port-Harcourt neighbourhood struggles with an unwelcome transformation.  Longlist, Best Short Story: Nommo Awards 2019

Brick Moon Fiction podcasts, published by Brick Moon Entertainment

  • “A Wedding Night at Motel 1941”, October 2018. 5847 words.
    A wedding party of six holes up at a motel prior to the ceremony, but the night turns dark when two party members are gruesomely murdered.
  • “A Light for the Dark Under”, July 2018 (also, as a part of the anthology, It Starts With a Heist). 3870 words.
    Runor must infiltrate a maximum security prison in the sky to restore hope for her people on the ground.
  • “The Dead House”, April 2018. 4151 words.
    A divorcee escaping her abusive machino husband flees to a small community in Benin City, only to realise not much is different there, either.

When You Find Such A Thing: Podcastle, November 2017. 3015 words.
A young wizard in Lagos meets his girlfriend’s parents over dinner, and uncovers secrets he’d rather not. SFF Reviews: Rose Heather JonesJeff Xilon’s Weekly Fiction Recommendations Roundup, December 2017 / Longlist, Best Short Story: Nommo Awards 2018.

Our Secrets, In Keys: Fireside Fiction, August 2017. 937 words.
Being married to a Weredragon poses unique relationship problems, doesn’t it? Review: QuickSip / Nerds of a feather: Monthly Round (Aug 2017)

Can Anything Good Come: The Dark Magazine, Issue 21, February 2017. 4741 words.
Two deal-seeking national youth service corps members visit the night market in Benin City and experience a night to remember. Nebula Awards 2017 Suggested Reading List / Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume 10 (2017): Honorable Mention / Review: SFRevu / Review: QuickSip / Nerds of a feather: Monthly Round (Feb 2017)

— “Of Tarts and New Beginnings“: Omenana, Issue #8, November 2016. 4223 words.
Shanumi’s accident offers her a new chance at life, and a new enemy in the Lagos restaurant business. Review: Mame Diene / Review: QuickSip / Review: Bellanaija / Longlist, Best Short Story: Nommo Awards 2017.

Sleep Papa, Sleep: Lights Out: Resurrection, TNC Halloween Anthology, October 2016. 5017 words.
A taboo error in Max Aniekwu’s black market trade brings him face-to-face with his deceased father–literally. In conversation with Nerine Dorman

— “Places“: Mothership Zeta, Issue #1, November 2015. ( Also a StarshipSofa episode, October 2017). 3330 words.
During a family altercation, a young girl unearths a dormant part of herself, and it’s not what anyone expects, herself included. Review: QuickSip / Review: TangentReview: Curmudgeon.

— “Breaking The Habit“: Omenana, Issue #4, October 2015. 2787 words.
In order for Yejide to employ the latest technology to rid herself of her dirty little secret, she must first indulge in it one last time. Review: QuickSip

Nonfiction, Articles, Papers, Essays:

“’Post’ for Whom? Examining the Socioeconomics of a Post-Apocalypse”: Strange Horizons. July 2019.

“5 SFF Books Set In Contemporary African Locales”: June 2019. African speculative fiction in contemporary locales examined.

“From The Inside Out: Worldbuilding Through Extrapolation”: Science Fiction Writers of America. May 2019.

5 African SFF Books to Add to Your 2018 Reading List: Ozy. January 2018. 5 prime African speculative fiction reads to add to your TBR.

— “The F-Word Is Here to Stay. Deal With It.“: Ozy. December 2017.

— “Omenana’s Landmark Issue 10 Pairs Seven New Speculative Stories with Smashing Art“: Bellanaija #LiterallyWhatsHot Review Column. September 2017.

— “This Is What Happens to Us“: Lightspeed’s POC Destroy Science Fiction. February 2016. / Winner, British Fantasy Awards 2017 – Best Anthology