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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 You have words you have been passionately working at for what feels like ages, unpublished, waiting eagerly for their chance to be seen.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…

Editor’s Note: Sundown Towns

Fiyah Magazine is again open for submissions. We’re accepting stories for our third issue, which is themed Sundown Towns. For those of you who aren’t familiar, a Sundown Town is a neighborhood or community, typically all-white, that enforces segregation though exclusion of other races via discriminatory laws, intimidation, and threats of violence. The most famous example of a Sundown Town…

Camp Fiyah Authors Chat #1

On January 18th, 2017, the authors featured in the REBIRTH issue of FIYAH got together to talk about their work and the world of Black SFF. The audio recording is almost entertainingly grungy, and we’d have uploaded it here if some non-licensed music wasn’t playing in the background. Growing pains. Feel free to donate some funds to help defray the…

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INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: DaVaun Sanders

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 One: REBIRTH Cover + ToC Announcement

We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the REBIRTH issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine. Cover art by Geneva Benton Featuring stories in the vein of REBIRTH: Revival — a short story by Wendi Dunlap Long Time Lurker, First Time Bomber — a short story by Malon Edwards We Have Ended — a short story by V.H. Galloway Police Magic…

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Artist Interview: Geneva Benton

Geneva Benton is the cover artist for the 2017 issues of FIYAH! The following is the first part of an interview we will be conducting with Geneva throughout the year to learn more about her beautiful illustrations. You can view more of her work on Instagram, support her Patreon, and purchase printed apparel featuring many of her original characters on TeePublic. First of all, Geneva,…

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Accepting Market Statements on #BlackSpecFic

Our Black Speculative Fiction Writer Survey is nearing its close, and that means we’ll be crunching the numbers for our 2017 report on writer submission statistics and experiences for release early next year. While all are interesting, some of the responses we’ve received so far are concerning. We would like to extend an invitation to paying markets who want to…

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Preorders are LIVE!

  If you were around at midnight last night, we pointed out brand new Shop and My Account buttons on our navigation bar. Go on, look. See them? Good. We did that because the subscription preorder is now open! You’ll set up an account at checkout when you buy yours. And when new releases drop every few months in 2017, you’ll log…

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