Introducing the FIYAH Grants Series

The FIYAH Literary Magazine Grant Series is intended to assist Black writers of speculative fiction in defraying costs associated with honing their craft.  The series includes three $1,000 grants to be distributed annually based on a set of submission requirements. All grants with the exception of the Emergency Grant will be issued and awarded as Read more

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A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

If you’ve been following P. Djèlí Clark’s Dead Djinn Universe, then you’ve been on the tram car towards the highly anticipated full-length novel, A Master of Djinn. In real Clark fashion, he has crafted a mystery/police procedural within the steampunk-alternate world of 1912 Cairo. Although it is preceded by other shorter works, this book reads Read more

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FIYAH Non-Fiction Subs Are Open!

FIYAH is venturing into nonfiction with open submission periods beginning in April. Here are some notes on what editor Margeaux Weston is looking for. FIYAH is now open to nonfiction submissions! This is something brand new for FIYAH and I’m sure you have so many things you’d love to write about. The space is open Read more

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Artist Interview: Tajae Keith

Tajae Keith is the artist behind our Issue 18 lagoon monster. We chatted with her a bit about her work and aspirations. 1: What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? Well just like any kid I did a lot of scribbling growing up! Sometime before middle school I got really into the Read more

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Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Epic fantasies can be a storm of plot threads coming together in either chaotic entanglement or interwoven beauty. Son of the Storm has the good type of an epic storm. Flipping some epic fantasy tropes on its head, while keeping ones that aren’t problematic, the novel fluidly sets up a world, while never bogging it Read more

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Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

With the call for more diversity in publishing – either sincere or manufactured – there has been a surge in Caribbean-centered fantasy releases. Witches Steeped in Gold – with its beautiful cover, an intriguing premise, and the high anticipation of readers had me cautiously excited.  From the first page, I was plunged into a vast Read more

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Issue #18 TOC + Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 18th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: The White Road or How a Crow Carried Death Over a River – a short story by Marika Bailey Fatal Conditions – a short story by Chris Campbell Rememory – a short story by Read more

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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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