FIYAH’s Querying Primer

The last couple of weeks have seen an outpouring of invitations to Black writers to submit works to agents and editors. As many of us are new to the traditional publishing process, or are transitioning from self-pub, here's a long-ish primer on what it means to query. What is a query? A query is essentially Read more
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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Set in a world (Portland) with its mythos and magic firmly rooted in elements of the ‘here and now,’ Bethany C. Morrow’s debut young adult novel, A Song Below Water, is a coming-of-age story certain to change the game. It’s hard to know what to expect from a book touted as a story of “Black Read more

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Artist Interview: Cyan Daly

Artist Cyan Daly is responsible for the sweltering FIYAH #15 cover art! We asked her a bit about her unique art style and the work she’s excited about. 1) What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? Like many people, I wanted to be able to draw my favorite anime characters with accuracy. Read more

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Issue 15 ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 15th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: Red Cloth, White Giraffe – a short story by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu The Last Testament – a short story by Aurelius Raines II The Black Menagerie – a short story by Endria Isa Read more

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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

You can tell when someone has written the story of their heart because the work just sings. And you’ll find that here in RAYBEARER. And I think because I felt the love pouring off the page, it was impossible for me to put this book down. There are some stories you walk away from knowing Read more

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SAVAGE LEGION by Matt Wallace

[SPOILERS BELOW: Why? Because some books you need to just talk about in their fullness, and this is one of them] This novel makes me think of being an English major in college again, but in the best possible way. Literary criticism and how to understand and employee it was one of the pillars of Read more

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NASOMI’S QUEST by Enock I. Simbaya

Nasomi’s Quest isn’t the most streamlined story—it’s a patchwork of threads coming together to create something that’s a telltale sign of a raw but rough novel. But the fabric and construction isn’t difficult to look at. By celebrating family values and enduring love, while humanizing the layered envy and bitterness that is inside us all Read more

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THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin

[Spoilers lie ahead] N.K. Jemisin is a genius and at I think at this point it’s indisputable.  Just as The Broken Earth trilogy was a treatise on the leylines of oppression, THE CITY WE BECAME is a dissertation on the power of our collective urban existence and the stories that emerge from it.  It’s a Read more

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Issue 14 ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 14th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Features include: Guardian of the Gods – a short story by Tobi Ogundiran Uniform – a short story by Errick Nunnally A Terminal Kind of Love – a short story by Veronica Henry A Bonus for Read more

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