Indie Spotlight: Nigel Henry

The road to publication is not easy for anyone and comes with a number of hurdles. For black writers, these challenges are multiplied and because of institutional issues, the path seems almost impossible. But the resiliency of black folks always finds a way and for many black SFF writers that way was in the form of […]

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Issue Six: BIG MAMA NATURE ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the BIG MAMA NATURE issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Jessica McCottrell   Featured stories include: Valley Fieldwork – a short story by Stefani Cox Furious Girls – a short story by Juliana Goodman The Sower – a short story by Takim […]

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Artist Interview: Jessica McCottrell

Artist Jessica McCottrell provided the artwork for our Issue 6: Big Mama Nature issue. We fired off some interview questions to learn more about her work. 1) Do you remember the moment when you knew you wanted to become an artist? I always liked to color in coloring books since I was really young but […]

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Artist Interview: Trevor Fraley

Illustrator Trevor Fraley provided the artwork for our first issue of 2018. We fired off some interview questions to learn more about his work. 1) Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what drew you into becoming an artist? I’m from the mythical part of New Jersey, made up of corn fields and […]

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INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Constance Burris

The road to publication is not easy for anyone and comes with a number of hurdles. For black writers, these challenges are multiplied and because of institutional issues, the path seems almost impossible. But the resiliency of black folks always finds a way and for many black SFF writers that way was in the form […]

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Issue Two: SPILLING TEA Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the SPILLING TEA issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of SPILLING TEA: Vade Retro Satana — a short story by Maurice Broaddus Talking to Cancer — a short story by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali The Hard Shell — a short story by […]

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Camp Fiyah Authors Chat #1

On January 18th, 2017, the authors featured in the REBIRTH issue of FIYAH got together to talk about their work and the world of Black SFF. The audio recording is almost entertainingly grungy, and we’d have uploaded it here if some non-licensed music wasn’t playing in the background. Growing pains. Feel free to donate some […]

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Accepting Market Statements on #BlackSpecFic

Our Black Speculative Fiction Writer Survey is nearing its close, and that means we’ll be crunching the numbers for our 2017 report on writer submission statistics and experiences for release early next year. While all are interesting, some of the responses we’ve received so far are concerning. We would like to extend an invitation to […]

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Donate to FIYAH!

Got some extra scratch burning a hole in your… mobile banking device? Well, now you can donate it to FIYAH to help us exceed your expectations in 2017. Our staff is a volunteer staff, so your donations don’t go to our pockets. Instead, you’ll help: increase the amount we are able to pay our creative contributors of art […]

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Call for Cover Art Submissions

THIS SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERY WONDERFULLY TALENTED ARTIST WHO SENT US THEIR WORK. WE WILL BE ISSUING RESPONSES THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. FIYAH is looking to pay an artist to design the cover for our inaugural issue! We are a Black speculative fiction magazine publishing quarterly, which means there will […]

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