As part of FIYAH’s continued solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are proud to present the cover and table of contents for FIYAH’s Special Issue of Palestinian Speculative Fiction. The curation was put together and edited by Nadia Shammas and Summer Farah, with cover art by Leila Abdelrazaq.

Cover for the Palestine Issue of FIYAHFeatures include prose:

The Night Journey – a short story by Samah Fadil

an exercise in public displays of vulnerability, or, an epic of silenced mass catastrophic proportion – a short story by Feras Hilal

To New Jerusalem – a short story by Farah Kader

rise – a short story by Sarah Risheq

First Leaf – a short story by Elise Stephens

Muneera and the Moon – a short story by Sonia Sulaiman

and poetry:

Casting Runes – a poem by Rasha Abdulhadi

Liberation Is Rotting In Your Figs  – a poem by Leena Aboutaleb

from UNIVERSAL THEORY IN WHICH EVERY FAILED ATTEMPT AT LOVE IS A SOULMATE FROM AN ALTERNATE TIMELINE – a poem by George Abraham

Blood Suck – a poem by Samah Fadil

Witness – a poem by Layla Azmi Goushey

Five things found – a poem by Aiya Sakr

When I find the first letter – a poem by Aiya Sakr

Captains Log – a poem by Fargo Nissim Tbakhi

Arab American Gothic – a poem by Omar Zahzah

These works will be made available to read for free on our website and as a bound ebook for sale in our store Monday, December 13th, 2021. Proceeds from purchases of the ebook will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians

L.D. Lewis is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and publisher at Fireside Magazine. She serves as a founding creator and Project Manager for the World Fantasy and Hugo Award-winning FIYAH Literary Magazine. She also serves as the founding Director of FIYAHCON, boardmember for Diverse Voices, Inc., Researcher for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast, and pays the bills as the Awards Manager for the Lambda Literary Foundation. She frequently authors 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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