REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review by Sean Dowie [Potential Spoilers Below] Gods of Jade and Shadow is a breath of fresh air for fantasy—even its whiffs of the familiar smell fresh. It’s not another Tolkien epigone with diminishing returns. It understands that we come from a vast, variegated world with plentiful cultures and mythology. Why flog a dead horse […]

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REVIEW: Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Review By: Kerine Wint From now on when I think of young, courageous, selfless heroines in YA, I’ll think of Arrah. When I think of fantasy YA for young black teens, I’ll think of Kingdom of Souls.  The first thing that crossed my mind (after “When is Rena Barron’s next book coming out?”) was that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An Apology

Hello Everyone, We messed up. Earlier in the month, we released two collected volumes of fiction and poetry: our FIYAH Year One collection and our FIYAH Year Two collection. We were very excited to get these collected editions out to the public, and in our haste, we did not secure the rights to collect or […]

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Open Call: Reviewers Wanted

Hey everyone! Over the last several months, FIYAH staff devoted a lot of intentional thought and discussion into featuring book reviews on our site. Today we’re excited to announce: IT. IS. TIME! The world deserves more Black thoughts on books, critique of problematic titles, well-earned stanning, and everything in between. But we can’t and don’t […]

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