Introduction to the New FIYAH Art Director, Christian M. Ivey

Through August 15th, we are accepting portfolio submissions from Black artists interested in doing cover art for us in 2022. Add yourself to the list here. Incoming Art Director Christian M. Ivey will be taking over for next year’s covers. He describes what he’s looking for below: Hey y’all,  I wanted to introduce myself a Read more

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Palestine Solidarity Special Issue: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

SUBMISSION LINK BELOW FIYAH Literary Magazine is excited to announce our open period for Palestinian Speculative Fiction writers. We’re reaching out to Palestinians based in Palestine or across the diaspora to share their speculative work with us in either Poetry or Short Story format. We’ll be featuring this work on our website beginning in November Read more

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Artist Interview: Paul Kellam

Artist Paul Kellam is responsible for the glorious cover for FIYAH #19 Sound and Color. We asked him about his art and inspirations below. What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? I’ve been creative since I was very young, my parents said I drew on my walls with crayons and even signed my Read more

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Issue #19: SOUND & COLOR – TOC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 19th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. The theme for this issue is Sound & Color. Features include: To Rest & To Create – a short story by LA Knight Where the Sky Becomes Milk – a short story by Jamie McGhee Morning Read more

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A Note from Art Director L.D. Lewis

When we started FIYAH back in 2016, I had no idea how big a part of my life FIYAH could become. We were, after all, only publishing quarterly. How labor-intensive could four issues a year possibly be? (nervous laughter). Like many of my other roles here, I’ve held onto my position as Art Director for Read more

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Introducing the FIYAH Grants Series

The FIYAH Literary Magazine Grant Series is intended to assist Black writers of speculative fiction in defraying costs associated with honing their craft.  The series includes three $1,000 grants to be distributed annually based on a set of submission requirements. All grants with the exception of the Emergency Grant will be issued and awarded as Read more

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FIYAH Non-Fiction Subs Are Open!

FIYAH is venturing into nonfiction with open submission periods beginning in April. Here are some notes on what editor Margeaux Weston is looking for. FIYAH is now open to nonfiction submissions! This is something brand new for FIYAH and I’m sure you have so many things you’d love to write about. The space is open Read more

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