THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin

[Spoilers lie ahead] N.K. Jemisin is a genius and at I think at this point it’s indisputable.  Just as The Broken Earth trilogy was a treatise on the leylines of oppression, THE CITY WE BECAME is a dissertation on the power of our collective urban existence and the stories that emerge from it.  It’s a Read more

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Issue 14 ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 14th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: Guardian of the Gods – a short story by Tobi Ogundiran Uniform – a short story by Errick Nunnally A Terminal Kind of Love – a short story by Veronica Henry A Bonus for Read more

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Artist Interview: Dominique Ramsey

Artist Dominique Ramsey is responsible for the FIYAH #14 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? I was inspired to become an artist from watching cartoons as a child; learning about artists Albrecht Read more

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REVIEW: Black Girl Unlimited

“So I have many stories in my head to explain the world.” There’s a lot to be said about taking the plunge to write an autobiographical piece laced with sexual violence, abuse, drugs, and all the tragedies that plague black girls and women from a young girl’s perspective. There’s more to be said for this Read more

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REVIEW: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi is refreshingly relevant, painfully recognizable yet unequivocally original. The swift story pacing and gritty character development wrap its stark themes up in magic, mayhem, and the collective memory. This is a supernatural dystopian hellscape deeply rooted in a contemporary America. Blackness, in its many forms and the never-ending necessity to Read more

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An Announcement from Troy

Hello FIYAH Magazine Readers, Supporters, and Friends, I’m writing today with some bittersweet news: I am stepping down as Executive Editor of FIYAH Magazine. It has been my genuine pleasure to serve as editor these past three years. FIYAH has changed the landscape of SFF short fiction. Before we entered the field, the publication rates Read more

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Artist Interview: Steffi Walthall

Artist Steffi Walthall is responsible for the FIYAH #13 cover art, the first animated cover we’ve commissioned! 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? I feel like it’s pretty common for most artists to say Read more

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Issue 13 Cover+ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 13th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine, opening up our fourth year of publication. Features include: All That the Storm Took – a short story by Yah Yah Scholfield Roots on Ya – a short story LH Moore Lusca – a short story Read more

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FIYAH 2019 Award Eligibility

Another wonderful year is in the bag here at FIYAH. On top of the 17 original stories, 8 poems, and 4 cover artists gracing the pages of our latest issues, the staff also got to meet one another for the first time ever to celebrate our Hugo nomination! As always, we are immensely grateful for Read more

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