Ms. Bibiana Ossai

Texas, United States

Member Since: 11/13/2020

Bibiana Ossai is a Nigerian fiction writer based in Texas, Lubbock, and an award-winning poet. She is currently a Ph.D. Fiction student at Texas Tech University where she teaches First-Year writing. She is an associate editor of the Iron Horse literary magazine. Bibiana has an MFA from Long Island University, Brooklyn where she received the Marilyn Boutwell Graduate Award in Fiction. She is the winner of the 2019 Equinox Journal Poetry Contest. Her works have been supported by scholarships, the Hatty Fitts Walker Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, The Poetry Project, and an Idyllwild Arts Writers Week fellowship. Her writings appear in The Dark Magazine, African Writer Magazine, The Poetry Project Footnotes, Flash Fiction Magazine, and The Dillydoun Review, among others.


Twitter Username: @SaintOaksCom


  • The Faceless, The Watch Guard, and Sugar , The Dark Magazine (April 2023)


  • Marilyn Boutwell Creative Writing Award(2020)
  • 2019 Equinox Journal: Poetry and Prose(2020)


  • English Instructor at Texas Tech University (August 2021 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Long Island University - Brooklyn campus (May 2020)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry