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Five Reasons that TWELVE DAYS is a boss novel.

Blackness that doesn’t have to apologize or explain itself – So often in media (yes, even still in 2017), black characters are expected to justify their existence in a narrative. We have to be black for a “reason” or its pandering. Or it’s unnecessary. Or it takes away from the story. The list goes on[…]

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TWELVE DAYS: 12 Questions for a SFF Juggernaut

The staff here at FIYAH is very please and delighted to present to you Steven Barnes, author of too many wonderful SFF books to name and absolutely one of the pillars of the black SFF community. We spend a little time today talking to him about his latest novel, TWELVE DAYS. FIYAH: Now that TWELVE[…]

Issue Three: SUNDOWN TOWNS Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the SUNDOWN TOWNS issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of SUNDOWN TOWNS: The Last Exorcist – a short story by Danny Lore Toward The Sun – a short story by Sydnee Thompson The Breeze in[…]

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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[…]