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We Can Talk about Books Too: A Statement of Intent

Thinking critically about stories probably came along only seconds after the first one was told. People have no shortage of thoughts and feelings about the endless stories humanity has to offer. But in publishing, we noticed a group of voices not getting much room to talk. A short time ago, Dhonielle Clayton pointed out the lack of black reviewers providing…

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FIYAH Reviews: LOST GODS by Micah Yongo

Lost Gods By Micah Yongo A FIYAH REVIEW from Brent Lambert The first and most immediate thing that I can say I loved about this novel was its sense of identity.  There’s an issue with constructing secondary worlds in which the world can feel like a non-cohesive hodgepodge of elements seemingly thrown together for a cool factor.  Not here.  This…

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Artist Interview: Mariama Alizor

Artist Mariama Alizor provided the artwork for our Issue 7: Music issue. We fired off some interview questions to learn more about her work. 1: Do you remember the moment when you knew you wanted to become an artist? A: I remember when I was younger comics of my characters and stapling all the papers to a manila folder. It…

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Issue Seven: MUSIC ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the MUSIC issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: Yard Dog – a short story by Tade Thompson Teddy Bump – a short story by Sheree Renée Thomas And Songs Don’t End – a short story by Osahon Ize-Iyamu The Percivals: The Bennett Benefit – a short story by Eboni…

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Indie Spotlight: Nigel Henry

The road to publication is not easy for anyone and comes with a number of hurdles. For black writers, these challenges are multiplied and because of institutional issues, the path seems almost impossible. But the resiliency of black folks always finds a way and for many black SFF writers that way was in the form of self-publishing. At FIYAH, we do…

Issue Six: BIG MAMA NATURE ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the BIG MAMA NATURE issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Jessica McCottrell   Featured stories include: Valley Fieldwork – a short story by Stefani Cox Furious Girls – a short story by Juliana Goodman The Sower – a short story by Takim Williams The Other Side of…

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Artist Interview: Jessica McCottrell

Artist Jessica McCottrell provided the artwork for our Issue 6: Big Mama Nature issue. We fired off some interview questions to learn more about her work. 1) Do you remember the moment when you knew you wanted to become an artist? I always liked to color in coloring books since I was really young but I never really made drawings…

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Artist Interview: Trevor Fraley

Illustrator Trevor Fraley provided the artwork for our first issue of 2018. We fired off some interview questions to learn more about his work. 1) Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what drew you into becoming an artist? I’m from the mythical part of New Jersey, made up of corn fields and country roads that they don’t…

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Indie Spotlight: Colby R. Rice

The road to publication is not easy for anyone and comes with a number of hurdles. For black writers, these challenges are multiplied and because of institutional issues, the path seems almost impossible. But the resiliency of black folks always finds a way and for many black SFF writers that way was in the form of self-publishing. At FIYAH, we do…

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