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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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Donate to FIYAH!

Got some extra scratch burning a hole in your… mobile banking device? Well, now you can donate it to FIYAH to help us exceed your expectations in 2017. Our staff is a volunteer staff, so your donations don’t go to our pockets. Instead, you’ll help: increase the amount we are able to pay our creative contributors of art and over 144,000-ish words of…

Call for Cover Art Submissions

THIS SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERY WONDERFULLY TALENTED ARTIST WHO SENT US THEIR WORK. WE WILL BE ISSUING RESPONSES THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. FIYAH is looking to pay an artist to design the cover for our inaugural issue! We are a Black speculative fiction magazine publishing quarterly, which means there will be four different submission periods.…

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State of Black Speculative Fiction Writer Survey

As part of the ongoing discussion on diversity in publishing, Fireside Fiction Company recently released a study revealing the statistical bias against black speculative fiction writers and/or stories. The study — as most diversity studies tend to do — lacks the perspective and submission data of black writers. They (we) have been relegated to the topic of the discussion instead of engaged participants…

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A History of FIRE

The FIRE!! Then In 1926 Harlem a group of black intellectuals and artists met regularly at the home of the novelist, editor, and critic Wallace Thurman. A native of St. Louis, Thurman had arrived to join the flourishing Harlem Renaissance, and took up a job editing labor leader Asa Phillip Randolph’s newspaper The Messenger. But at night he pursed his…

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