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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Indie Spotlight: Milton Davis

  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 […]

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Issue Four: ROOTS Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the ROOTS issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton   Featuring stories in the vein of ROOTS: Sisyphus – a short story by C. L. Clark Riley and Robot – a short story by Arnica Ross Excavate – a short story […]

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Five Reasons that TWELVE DAYS is a boss novel.

Blackness that doesn’t have to apologize or explain itself – So often in media (yes, even still in 2017), black characters are expected to justify their existence in a narrative. We have to be black for a “reason” or its pandering. Or it’s unnecessary. Or it takes away from the story. The list goes on […]

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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 […]

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