An Apology

Hello Everyone, We messed up. Earlier in the month, we released two collected volumes of fiction and poetry: our FIYAH Year One collection and our FIYAH Year Two collection. We were very excited to get these collected editions out to the public, and in our haste, we did not secure the rights to collect or republish those stories. By doing…

A Letter from Justina

Dear FIYAH Readers, Goodbyes are difficult, but they’re also best done without much fanfare. So, beginning January 2019, I will no longer be editing FIYAH. Instead, I will be leaving the magazine to work on my own stuff, and to enjoy the abundant blessings of living in a time when certain spheres of publishing seem to be finally embracing Black…

FIYAH 2018 Award Eligibility

Year 2 here at FIYAH has been huge! In 2018, we published 17 pieces of original prose by Black writers, as well as 6 poems, and cover art by 4 phenomenal Black artists. We also introduced our POB Score project over the summer. We were awarded the Barrelhouse Amplifier Grant, our 2017 cover artist Geneva Benton won the Best Fan…

We Won a World Fantasy Award!

On November 4th, 2018, FIYAH editors Justina Ireland and Troy Wiggins were granted the World Fantasy Award in the Non-Professional Special category for our first year of content! The following is the acceptance speech written by Troy in absentia, and given on our behalf by Irette Patterson. Congratulations to all winners, friends, and finalists. We hope to celebrate many more…

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Issue Four: ROOTS Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the ROOTS issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton   Featuring stories in the vein of ROOTS: Sisyphus – a short story by C. L. Clark Riley and Robot – a short story by Arnica Ross Excavate – a short story by Melody Gordon Barbara in…

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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 the Boughs – a short…

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INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: DaVaun Sanders

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…

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Issue One: REBIRTH Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the REBIRTH issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of REBIRTH: Revival — a short story by Wendi Dunlap Long Time Lurker, First Time Bomber — a short story by Malon Edwards We Have Ended — a short story by V.H. Galloway Police Magic…

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Artist Interview: Geneva Benton

Geneva Benton is the cover artist for the 2017 issues of FIYAH! The following is the first part of an interview we will be conducting with Geneva throughout the year to learn more about her beautiful illustrations. You can view more of her work on Instagram, support her Patreon, and purchase printed apparel featuring many of her original characters on TeePublic. First of all, Geneva,…

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