“rise” by Sarah Risheq

I can’t tell if these are bones. Bones piled up on top of each other. Will they ever dig us out? Find what emerges, the stories, the dark and the light? A boneyard. The earth lays with open wounds, waiting to be filled with us alive. This mud made us, and now will protect us Read more

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“The Night Journey” by Samah Fadil

The pen exploded through her crisp white shirt. The ink bled through and spread like the microcosm of a galaxy onto the polyester, and the girl remembered her small thumbs staining as she held a copy of the newspaper. Her grandmother demanded she read it when the girl visited her in Gaza in the summer Read more

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“First Leaf” by Elise Stephens

Ikma When I saw Hafeti smash every pot in her courtyard, I knew there was still fight left in the girl. That was the moment I decided I’d help her. It was like inviting her to become my second chance, an apology to my younger self for all I had left undone. Some will call Read more

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“To New Jerusalem” by Farah Kader

The backseat passenger sits up straight on the side opposite the driver with her hands folded in her lap. Her eyes are hard with disquiet as they stare through the side window to the infinite smudge that a passing cityscape becomes. The driver maintains a steady speed, accelerating only to give his battered taxi enough Read more

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“Muneera and the Moon” by Sonia Sulaiman

The conditions were perfect for drawing a spirit: the pomegranate tree stood for forty years at the top of the hill, overlooking the wadi and its village far, far below. It waved its branches, peerless and heavy with fruits. Long winding strands of fabric entwined every inch of bark. The constant blowing of the wind Read more

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Special Palestinian Issue of FIYAH: TOC and Cover Announcement

As part of FIYAH’s continued solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are proud to present the cover and table of contents for FIYAH’s Special Issue of Palestinian Speculative Fiction. The curation was put together and edited by Nadia Shammas and Summer Farah, with cover art by Leila Abdelrazaq. Features include prose: The Night Journey Read more

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Issue #21: TOC + Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 21st issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: From Earth to Io, with Love – a short story by Adelehin Ijasan The Red Summer – a short story by Wendy Shaia Brief Life Story of Lila – a short story by Danny Read more

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Palestine Solidarity Special Issue: SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED FIYAH Literary Magazine is excited to announce our open period for Palestinian Speculative Fiction writers. We’re reaching out to Palestinians based in Palestine or across the diaspora to share their speculative work with us in either Poetry or Short Story format. We’ll be featuring this work on our website beginning in November 2021 Read more

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