The FIYAH Team Grows!

FIYAH’s adding more non-fiction to what we do, and new opportunities require more hands. To that end, we want you to join us in welcoming new editors Chavonne Brown and Margeaux Weston to the team! Chavonne Brown – Incoming Web Editor Chavonne Brown (he/him) is a Black British screenwriter, playwright, game writer, and poet, currently undergoing Read more

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Bacchanal by Veronica Henry

Do you remember that opening scene in the movie Us where little Adelaide gets lost at the Beach Boardwalk? She wanders around this dark carnival and her life ends up forever changed because of it. This book reminds me of that pivotal scene expanded into a novel. It’s gorgeous while somehow never losing sight of Read more

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The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

At its core, this is a book about how colonialism permanently erupts the idea of home. Can you exist in the world without a home? If home isn’t just a place, then why fight so hard for the land you stand on? Can you come back to a home you never even knew? Are you Read more

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Artist Interview: Nilah Magruder

The incomparable Nilah Magruder joins FIYAH’s family of artists as the creator of our Issue #17 cover! We asked her about her craft and some of the other stuff she’s into in an interview below. 1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? ORIGINALLY originally – it’s because I was pretty bad Read more

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FIYAH 2020 Award Eligibility

2020 was A LOT, y’all. In a year that was harrowing for all of us, we managed to drop 4 complete issues, including a JOY issue, which… we’re just glad was possible. These issues included 17 stories, 9 poems, and 4 new covers all by Black creators the world over. In a changing of the Read more

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Issue #17 TOC + Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 17th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: The Techwork Horse – a short story by M. H. Ayinde Baby Brother – a short story by Kalynn Bayron Delete Your First Memory For Free – a short story by Kel Coleman Demon Read more

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Root Magic by Eden Royce

There is power in allowing people to tell their own stories and not only power, but nuances that could never be captured by an outsider. Eden Royce gives us a radiant example of this needed phenomena in ROOT MAGIC. It’s a historical fantasy Middle Grade set in the 60s and the atmosphere comes off the Read more

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The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

Tau continues his journey in the second book of Evan Winter’s unbelievably well-paced series. If you’ve read RAGE OF DRAGONS then you already know what I’m talking about. Somehow, that book managed to maintain nearly non-stop action without sacrificing any characterization. It’s a feat that I remain intensely impressed by. I watched a talk Winter Read more

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RESULTS: The 2020 Ignyte Awards

From the convention website In the tradition of FIYAH, when we see a need going unfulfilled, we correct it. To that effect, we are thrilled to announce the creation of the Ignyte Awards series as part of the inaugural FIYAHCON event. The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future Read more

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