Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

Ring Shout was written with anger, not hate. The propulsive plot, fiery action, and themes that are layered at such light-speed that its quick but potent inclusions is almost invisible, could only be done with writing fueled by anger. That’s because hate is too slow—it festers like mold until its subject is a monster without Read more

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STONE AND STEEL: A Q&A with Eboni Dunbar

  Stone & Steel Q&A With Eboni Dunbar STONE & STEEL is an upcoming book from Neon Hemlock’s first wave of novellas. Eboni Dunbar, FIYAH’s Managing Editor, is the talent behind it and we’re catching up with her today before the book’s release on September 5th. Mark your calendars everyone! It’s a great book with Read more

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FIYAH’s Querying Primer

The last couple of weeks have seen an outpouring of invitations to Black writers to submit works to agents and editors. As many of us are new to the traditional publishing process, or are transitioning from self-pub, here's a long-ish primer on what it means to query. What is a query? A query is essentially Read more
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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Set in a world (Portland) with its mythos and magic firmly rooted in elements of the ‘here and now,’ Bethany C. Morrow’s debut young adult novel, A Song Below Water, is a coming-of-age story certain to change the game. It’s hard to know what to expect from a book touted as a story of “Black Read more

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Artist Interview: Cyan Daly

Artist Cyan Daly is responsible for the sweltering FIYAH #15 cover art! We asked her a bit about her unique art style and the work she’s excited about. 1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? Like many people, I wanted to be able to draw my favorite anime characters with accuracy. Read more

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Issue 15 ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 15th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: Red Cloth, White Giraffe – a short story by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu The Last Testament – a short story by Aurelius Raines II The Black Menagerie – a short story by Endria Isa Read more

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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

You can tell when someone has written the story of their heart because the work just sings. And you’ll find that here in RAYBEARER. And I think because I felt the love pouring off the page, it was impossible for me to put this book down. There are some stories you walk away from knowing Read more

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SAVAGE LEGION by Matt Wallace

[SPOILERS BELOW: Why? Because some books you need to just talk about in their fullness, and this is one of them] This novel makes me think of being an English major in college again, but in the best possible way. Literary criticism and how to understand and employee it was one of the pillars of Read more

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NASOMI’S QUEST by Enock I. Simbaya

Nasomi’s Quest isn’t the most streamlined story—it’s a patchwork of threads coming together to create something that’s a telltale sign of a raw but rough novel. But the fabric and construction isn’t difficult to look at. By celebrating family values and enduring love, while humanizing the layered envy and bitterness that is inside us all Read more

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