Chidelia Edochie lived and wrote in the southern Chinese city of Guǎngzhōu for almost 2 years before making the move to West Lafayette, Indiana, where Sycamore Review is headquartered. She originally hails from Stone Mountain, Georgia, then lived in New York City during her undergraduate years, and ultimately settled in China, making her a rather rootless woman. That’s probably why it is the fiction and nonfiction in which humans have been uprooted, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, whether physically or emotionally, that speaks to her so.
Chidelia’s fiction has won numerous awards, including the Joan Jakobson Award “given to writers of unusual promise,” and a scholarship granted by AWP. Recently, her writing and reading efforts have shifted toward creative nonfiction. As Nonfiction Editor for Sycamore Review, she is looking for memoir, personal essays, experiential journalism/personal reportage, and lyric essays. Check out the Submissions page for her full aesthetic statement for Nonfiction submissions. She also oversees Sycamore’s book reviews of newly released fiction, nonfiction, and books of poetry. Nonfiction submissions should be made online via our Online Submissions Manager
You can contact Chidelia with submission questions or book review requests at: Chidelia [dot] Edochie [at] gmail [dot] com, and follow her at Twitter.