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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 an at-a-glance reference point for…

cover of FIYAH #10: Hair. Artwork by Olivia Stephens

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 was introduced to shonen manga…

cover of FIYAH #10: Hair. Artwork by Olivia Stephens

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 the Sky – a novelette…

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Artist Interview: Dustin Bolton

Illustrator Dustin Bolton is responsible for the FIYAH #9 cover art. We asked him a bit about his process and the work he’s excited about.   1: When was the moment you decided that you wanted to become a creator? I wanted to create and tell stories for as long as I can remember. My mother put a pencil on…

Creator Interview: Ahmara Smith and “Brontide”

1: Tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I am an Atlanta based comic artist. I’ve been doing comics professionally for about 2 years now, but I’ve really liked drawing from a young age. In middle school I decided I wanted to do comics so I went to SCAD. It was very fun, for me! I learned…

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Issue Nine ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the ninth issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: The Ishologu – a short story by Jonathan Kincade Gloss – a short story by Kola Heyward-Rotimi The Daemon King of Engim – a short story by Rafeeat Aliyu Notes on the Plague – a short story by Shamar Harriott The…

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Calling Black Comic Creators!

Speculative literature doesn’t begin or end traditional publishing. That’s why we include indie/self-published features in many of our issues. It doesn’t begin or end with prose, either. That’s why we include poetry. Beginning in 2019, we’ll also be featuring profiles and works by Black comic creators in each of our issues + on our website in an effort to amplify…

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Indie Spotlight: Antoine Bandele

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 of self-publishing. At FIYAH, we do…

Issue Eight: PILGRIMAGE ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the PILGRIMAGE issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: Bullet – a short story by Stephen Kearse Magician’s Trial – a short story by Sarah A. Macklin Pedaling – a short story by Tuere T. S. Ganges Saudade – a novelette by Nelson Rolon Black Rapunzel – a poem by…

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Artist Interview: Edge

The artwork for our last issue of 2018 comes from Ejiwa Ebenebe aka Edge. We’ve been excited about this cover for a while now; and we’re excited for you to learn more about her in this interview.  Do you remember the moment when you knew you wanted to become an artist? Honestly, there’s no specific moment that stands out to…

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