FIYAH #12: Chains cover art by Sophia Zarders

Artist Interview: Sophia Zarders

Artist Sophia Zarders is responsible for the FIYAH #12 cover art. We asked her a bit about her unique art style and the work she’s excited about. 1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? I’ve actually been an artist since childhood! I was that class artist kid and loved drawing dogs, neopets, and terrible manga OCs…

FIYAH #12: Chains cover art by Sophia Zarders

Issue 12: CHAINS Cover+ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 12th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. The theme is CHAINS. Features include: Midnight Host – a short story by Gregory Neil Harris Corialis – a short story T.L. Huchu Reclaiming Tess – a short story by Brittany Smith An Irrational Love – a novelette by Marika Bailey…

"Contact High" title panel

Creator Interview: James Wright and “Contact High”

FIYAH aims to highlight works of speculative fiction by Black writers across all mediums. Our comic feature this quarter is with James Wright and his project “Contact High.” Contact High is written by James F. Wright, with art/colors/lettering by Josh Eckert. It was originally released digitally in the summer of 2017, and then in print in Spring 2018. A digital…

Issue 11 cover with art by Seth Brown

Artist Interview: Seth Brown

Artist Seth Brown is responsible for the FIYAH #11 cover art. We asked him a bit about his process and the work he’s excited about.  1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? I’ve always had a deep love for creating ever since elementary school. I was the kid who would draw in class instead of paying…

Issue 11 cover with art by Seth Brown

Issue Eleven ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 11th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: Pimento – a short story by Dean-Paul E. Stephens Ibrahima and the Green Fishing Net – a short story Omar William Sow When You Find a Dragon, Name Them For Me – a short story by Tamara Jerée Doll…

POB Score logo

The POB Project is Expanding!

The Presence of Blackness Score Project is growing! In its first year, POB was designed to track the progress of short SFF markets in improving their accessibility to and publication of Black authors at a volume proportionate to their annual output. It uses an annual report and market scoring system to provide Black writers with an at-a-glance reference point for…

cover of FIYAH #10: Hair. Artwork by Olivia Stephens

Artist Interview: Olivia Stephens

Artist Olivia Stephens is responsible for the FIYAH #10 cover art. We asked her a bit about her process and the work she’s excited about.   1: What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? It’s a common answer these days, but: anime and manga. I’ve always drawn a bit, but once I was introduced to shonen manga…

cover of FIYAH #10: Hair. Artwork by Olivia Stephens

Issue Ten ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the HAIR issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: In That Place She Grows a Garden – a short story by Del Sandeen My Snakes – a short story Frieda Vaughn No Late-for-School – a short story by Shari Paul While Dragons Claim the Sky – a novelette…

Cover for FIYAH #9

Artist Interview: Dustin Bolton

Illustrator Dustin Bolton is responsible for the FIYAH #9 cover art. We asked him a bit about his process and the work he’s excited about.   1: When was the moment you decided that you wanted to become a creator? I wanted to create and tell stories for as long as I can remember. My mother put a pencil on…

Creator Interview: Ahmara Smith and “Brontide”

1: Tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I am an Atlanta based comic artist. I’ve been doing comics professionally for about 2 years now, but I’ve really liked drawing from a young age. In middle school I decided I wanted to do comics so I went to SCAD. It was very fun, for me! I learned…

Readability Menu