cover of FIYAH #10: Hair. Artwork by Olivia Stephens

Issue Ten ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the HAIR issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: In That Place She Grows a Garden – a short story by Del Sandeen My Snakes – a short story Frieda Vaughn No Late-for-School – a short story by Shari Paul While Dragons Claim the Sky – a novelette…

An Apology

Hello Everyone, We messed up. Earlier in the month, we released two collected volumes of fiction and poetry: our FIYAH Year One collection and our FIYAH Year Two collection. We were very excited to get these collected editions out to the public, and in our haste, we did not secure the rights to collect or republish those stories. By doing…

"REVIEW" in Black and gold

Open Call: Reviewers Wanted

Hey everyone! Over the last several months, FIYAH staff devoted a lot of intentional thought and discussion into featuring book reviews on our site. Today we’re excited to announce: IT. IS. TIME! The world deserves more Black thoughts on books, critique of problematic titles, well-earned stanning, and everything in between. But we can’t and don’t want to do it alone. Black…

Cover for FIYAH #9

Artist Interview: Dustin Bolton

Illustrator Dustin Bolton is responsible for the FIYAH #9 cover art. We asked him a bit about his process and the work he’s excited about.   1: When was the moment you decided that you wanted to become a creator? I wanted to create and tell stories for as long as I can remember. My mother put a pencil on…

Creator Interview: Ahmara Smith and “Brontide”

1: Tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I am an Atlanta based comic artist. I’ve been doing comics professionally for about 2 years now, but I’ve really liked drawing from a young age. In middle school I decided I wanted to do comics so I went to SCAD. It was very fun, for me! I learned…

A Letter from Justina

Dear FIYAH Readers, Goodbyes are difficult, but they’re also best done without much fanfare. So, beginning January 2019, I will no longer be editing FIYAH. Instead, I will be leaving the magazine to work on my own stuff, and to enjoy the abundant blessings of living in a time when certain spheres of publishing seem to be finally embracing Black…

Cover for FIYAH #9

Issue Nine ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the ninth issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: The Ishologu – a short story by Jonathan Kincade Gloss – a short story by Kola Heyward-Rotimi The Daemon King of Engim – a short story by Rafeeat Aliyu Notes on the Plague – a short story by Shamar Harriott The…

FIYAH 2018 Award Eligibility

Year 2 here at FIYAH has been huge! In 2018, we published 17 pieces of original prose by Black writers, as well as 6 poems, and cover art by 4 phenomenal Black artists. We also introduced our POB Score project over the summer. We were awarded the Barrelhouse Amplifier Grant, our 2017 cover artist Geneva Benton won the Best Fan…

We Won a World Fantasy Award!

On November 4th, 2018, FIYAH editors Justina Ireland and Troy Wiggins were granted the World Fantasy Award in the Non-Professional Special category for our first year of content! The following is the acceptance speech written by Troy in absentia, and given on our behalf by Irette Patterson. Congratulations to all winners, friends, and finalists. We hope to celebrate many more…

Comics

Calling Black Comic Creators!

Speculative literature doesn’t begin or end traditional publishing. That’s why we include indie/self-published features in many of our issues. It doesn’t begin or end with prose, either. That’s why we include poetry. Beginning in 2019, we’ll also be featuring profiles and works by Black comic creators in each of our issues + on our website in an effort to amplify…

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