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TWELVE DAYS: 12 Questions for a SFF Juggernaut

The staff here at FIYAH is very please and delighted to present to you Steven Barnes, author of too many wonderful SFF books to name and absolutely one of the pillars of the black SFF community. We spend a little time today talking to him about his latest novel, TWELVE DAYS. FIYAH: Now that TWELVE DAYS is out in the…

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Indie Spotlight: Carole McDonnell

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…

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Issue Three: SUNDOWN TOWNS Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the SUNDOWN TOWNS issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of SUNDOWN TOWNS: The Last Exorcist – a short story by Danny Lore Toward The Sun – a short story by Sydnee Thompson The Breeze in the Boughs – a short…

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INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Constance Burris

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…

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Issue Two: SPILLING TEA Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the SPILLING TEA issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of SPILLING TEA: Vade Retro Satana — a short story by Maurice Broaddus Talking to Cancer — a short story by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali The Hard Shell — a short story by Russell Nichols The Beekeeper’s Garden —…

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week Three: Na’amen Tilahun

  FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  Our third interview is with the dynamic and authentic, Na’amen Tilahun. We so appreciate him taking the time out to speak with us today.  Let’s hop right to it! FIYAH:…

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week Two: Nicky Drayden

FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  Our second interview is with the wonderfully talented and far too humble, Nicky Drayden. We so appreciate her taking the time out to speak with us today.  Let’s…

From The Poetry Editor: What I’m Looking For

The door is open once again! FIYAH is ready to see more of your work this season! And if you’re like me when a magazine is open for submissions, you are boundlessly excited. You have words you have been passionately working at for what feels like ages, unpublished, waiting eagerly for their chance to be seen. It’s your fiercest, blackest…

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week One: Tade Thompson

FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  For our first author, we will be talking to Tade Thompson.  He’s an award winning writer and on the cutting edge of African SFF.  We’re extremely happy to…

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