REVIEW: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

(Disclaimer: This book is full of Indigenous worldbuilding. The reviewer in question is not Indigenous and is thus nowhere near the best source for thoughts/critique in those areas of the novel.  Our suggestions would be to take what you will from this, but to look to Indigenous reviewers as your primary source.) I finished TRAIL […]

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Issue Eight: PILGRIMAGE ToC+Cover Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the PILGRIMAGE issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine.   Features include: Bullet – a short story by Stephen Kearse Magician’s Trial – a short story by Sarah A. Macklin Pedaling – a short story by Tuere T. S. Ganges Saudade – a novelette by Nelson Rolon Black […]

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Artist Interview: Edge

The artwork for our last issue of 2018 comes from Ejiwa Ebenebe aka Edge. We’ve been excited about this cover for a while now; and we’re excited for you to learn more about her in this interview.  Do you remember the moment when you knew you wanted to become an artist? Honestly, there’s no specific […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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