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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Indie Spotlight: Antoine Bandele

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 […]

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Mother of Invention: John Chu Interview

Continuing our interview duo for MOTHER OF INVENTION, we now talk with Hugo-award winning John Chu. For those who might have missed the first interview with Nisi Shawl (you really shouldn’t though), MOTHER OF INVENTION is an anthology exploring concepts of gender as it relates to artificial intelligence. Among the final list of contributors to Mother of […]

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Mother of Invention: Nisi Shawl Interview

Today at FIYAH, we’re talking with Nisi Shawl a bit about her work in the upcoming anthology, MOTHER OF INVENTION.  This is a heavyweight anthology people need to look out. Among the final list of contributors to Mother of Invention are award-winning science fiction and fantasy writers from around the world, including New York Times bestselling and multi […]

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