Artist Interview: Steffi Walthall

Artist Steffi Walthall is responsible for the FIYAH #13 cover art, the first animated cover we’ve commissioned! 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 feel like it’s pretty common for most artists to say […]

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Issue 13 Cover+ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 13th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine, opening up our fourth year of publication. Features include: All That the Storm Took – a short story by Yah Yah Scholfield Roots on Ya – a short story LH Moore Lusca – a short story […]

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FIYAH 2019 Award Eligibility

Another wonderful year is in the bag here at FIYAH. On top of the 17 original stories, 8 poems, and 4 cover artists gracing the pages of our latest issues, the staff also got to meet one another for the first time ever to celebrate our Hugo nomination! As always, we are immensely grateful for […]

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REVIEW: Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callendar

Review by: Kerine Wint Kacen Callender didn’t write a historical fantasy novel. They didn’t write a slavery-centered novel for the sake of it. They wrote, in my humble opinion, a compelling, unprecedented tragic hero’s journey. If you’re going into this expecting a more generic fantasy that happens to take place in a slavery-centric world, then […]

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REVIEW: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

  Review by: Sean Dowie The Deep is a novella that I can easily hold in one hand, yet feels like a megaton. It’s laden with the weight of the past, the burden of memories, and the heaviness of emotional isolation. And that’s just part of the weightiness of its journey. I haven’t even mentioned […]

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REVIEW: Throne of The Five Winds by S.C. Emmett

Review by: Brent Lambert Disclaimer: The reviewer is not East Asian and thus lacks the relevant knowledge and lived experience to critique certain parts of this work. The blurb for this book will make you think you’re about to walk in to a bloody, royal warfare but it never quite unfolds.  And ultimately, the story […]

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REVIEW: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Review by Kerine Wint Trigger warnings: Violence, Violence Against Women, Rape As a fan of war-related history content, The Shadow King was quite the ride into the Second Italo-Ethiopian War that I was barely knowledgeable about. Maaza Mengiste has taken a tumultuous period in Ethiopia’s history and has created a lucid, and vivid tapestry, her […]

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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, […]

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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 – […]

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Thank You from the FIYAH Team!

Dear FIYAH Readers, Contributors, Supporters, and Friends, Thanks to your staggering generosity, we were able to gather the entire FIYAH staff in Atlanta this past weekend to celebrate the momentous occasion that is our Hugo nomination! We are indescribably touched by this outpour of support. This meetup, the nomination, and our magazine’s success would not […]

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