We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 20th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. The theme for this issue is Love, Death, and Androids.

Cover for FIYAH #20: A Black girl crouches in the grass, hugging a dying android affectionately. A Fatal Error icon is hologrammed overheadFeatures include:

The First of Us: The Geordonn Smith Story – a short story by K. S. Walker
Smiley Faces With Blackberry Jam on Toast – a short story by Cynthia C. Scott
Performance Review – a short story by Maryan Mahamed
The Trumpet Player – a short story by Nicole Givens Kurtz
The Body of Theseus – a short story by Emir G. Park

Explaining Bot Fight to Bhabi – a poem by Abu Bakr Sadiq
When I fell apart my mother put me back together – a poem by Renee Christopher

The Answer – an essay by KL Burd

 

 

This issue will be available for individual purchase and accessible to subscribers October 1, 2021.

L.D. Lewis is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and publisher at Fireside Fiction. She serves as a founding creator and Project Manager for the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated FIYAH Literary Magazine. She also serves as the founding Director of FIYAHCON, Nebula Conference Chair, and pays the bills as the Awards Manager for the Lambda Literary Foundation. She acquires novellas for Tor.com and researches for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. She frequently bothers the publishing industry by authoring studies about the treatment and experiences of racially/ethnically marginalized authors in speculative literature. She is the author of A Ruin of Shadows (Dancing Star Press, 2018) and her published short fiction and poetry includes appearances in FIYAH, PodCastle, Strange Horizons, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Lightspeed, and Neon Hemlock, among others. She lives in Georgia, on perpetual deadline, with her coffee habit, two very photogenic kittens, and an impressive Funko Pop! collection. Tweet her @ellethevillain.

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