Thank You from the FIYAH Team!

Dear FIYAH Readers, Contributors, Supporters, and Friends, Thanks to your staggering generosity, we were able to gather the entire FIYAH staff in Atlanta this past weekend to celebrate the momentous occasion that is our Hugo nomination! We are indescribably touched by this outpour of support. This meetup, the nomination, and our magazine’s success would not have happened without your support.…

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REVIEW: Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

Review by: Ro Moore The Rage of Dragons is the first installment in a new dark fantasy series by Evan Winter. Brace, because this is an action-packed journey marked by friendship, loss, love, betrayal, and a driving need for revenge that sets a young warrior on a path that will change not only his life, but the fate of his…

REVIEW: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Alice is the kind of character that Black SFF readers have been begging for.  One that lives in our realities, but whose narrative isn’t solely focused on our pain. The Black experience is a myriad, beautiful thing and we have joy in our existences despite whatever publishing might tell you. Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer roll together…

Cover of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's "Gods of Jade and Shadow"

REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review by Sean Dowie [Potential Spoilers Below] Gods of Jade and Shadow is a breath of fresh air for fantasy—even its whiffs of the familiar smell fresh. It’s not another Tolkien epigone with diminishing returns. It understands that we come from a vast, variegated world with plentiful cultures and mythology. Why flog a dead horse when you can nurture a…

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REVIEW: Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Review By: Kerine Wint From now on when I think of young, courageous, selfless heroines in YA, I’ll think of Arrah. When I think of fantasy YA for young black teens, I’ll think of Kingdom of Souls.  The first thing that crossed my mind (after “When is Rena Barron’s next book coming out?”) was that I’m glad this book will…

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Creator Interview: James Wright and “Contact High”

FIYAH aims to highlight works of speculative fiction by Black writers across all mediums. Our comic feature this quarter is with James Wright and his project “Contact High.” Contact High is written by James F. Wright, with art/colors/lettering by Josh Eckert. It was originally released digitally in the summer of 2017, and then in print in Spring 2018. A digital…

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…

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