Issue 11 cover with art by Seth Brown

Artist Interview: Seth Brown

Artist Seth Brown is responsible for the FIYAH #11 cover art. We asked him a bit about his process and the work he’s excited about.  1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? I’ve always had a deep love for creating ever since elementary school. I was the kid who would draw in class instead of paying…

Issue 11 cover with art by Seth Brown

Issue Eleven ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 11th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: Pimento – a short story by Dean-Paul E. Stephens Ibrahim and the Green Fishing Net – a short story Omar William Sow When You Find a Dragon, Name Them For Me – a short story by Tamara Jerée Doll…

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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…

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…

"REVIEW" in Black and gold

Open Call: Reviewers Wanted

Hey everyone! Over the last several months, FIYAH staff devoted a lot of intentional thought and discussion into featuring book reviews on our site. Today we’re excited to announce: IT. IS. TIME! The world deserves more Black thoughts on books, critique of problematic titles, well-earned stanning, and everything in between. But we can’t and don’t want to do it alone. Black…

Cover for FIYAH #9

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…

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…

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