MTG Wiki

Innocent Chizaram Ilo is an Igbo writer from Lagos, Nigeria.

They are the winner of 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (African Region)[1] and an Otherwise Award Nominee. Their works interrogate gender, class, politics and sexuality.[2][3] Their works have appeared on Granta, Lolwe, Isele Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Strange Horizons, Cast of Wonders, Fantasy Magazine, Reckoning Press, Overland Magazine, Al Jazera, BBC Culture, The Guardian, and elsewhere.

Innocent Chizaram Ilo contributed to the Magic Story for Strixhaven: School of Mages.[4]


  1. Chukwuebuka Ibeh (June 2, 2020). "Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region".
  2. Innocent Chizaram Ilo.
  3. Gautam Bhatia (June 2, 2020). ""Writing Queer Joy Is a Radical Act": An Interview With Innocent Chizaram Ilo".
  4. Innocent Chizaram Ilo (April 23, 2021). "Blue-Green Ribbons". Wizards of the Coast.