Speculative literature doesn’t begin or end traditional publishing. That’s why we include indie/self-published features in many of our issues. It doesn’t begin or end with prose, either. That’s why we include poetry.

Beginning in 2019, we’ll also be featuring profiles and works by Black comic creators in each of our issues + on our website in an effort to amplify these projects. So if you’ve got something upcoming or something in the world already that you’d like to see get more attention, we’re here to celebrate you.



If interested, send an email to comics [at] fiyahlitmag [dot] com addressed to Danny, L, or FIYAH containing the following information:

  • Names of Writer/Artist/Colorist/Letterer/Editor (Plenty of books don’t have this full team, but if you do…)
  • Purchase link and/or site to check it out i.e. Gumroad or a personal site. If it is not viewable online just yet, you can skip to the attachments below.
  • Is it/Will it be available on Comixology?
  • Is it/will it be available to preorder through Diamond Comics Distributor? Then give us the item code and Final Order Cut Off Date (FOC)
  • Cover Art + 2-5 sample pages depending on size of the project. Watermarked is fine, attachments should not exceed 50MB.

Works should be SFF/speculative in nature and, of course, produced at least in part by Black staff. This definition of Blackness is globally inclusive, includes biracial/mixed race, and Afro-appended creators.

We will be in contact with folks for additional details and interview questions.

L.D. Lewis is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and publisher at Fireside Magazine. She serves as a founding creator and Project Manager for the World Fantasy and Hugo Award-winning FIYAH Literary Magazine. She also serves as the founding Director of FIYAHCON, boardmember for Diverse Voices, Inc., Researcher for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast, and pays the bills as the Awards Manager for the Lambda Literary Foundation. She frequently authors studies about the treatment and experiences of racially/ethnically marginalized authors in speculative literature. She is the author of A Ruin of Shadows (Dancing Star Press, 2018) and her published short fiction and poetry includes appearances in FIYAH, PodCastle, Strange Horizons, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Lightspeed, and Neon Hemlock, among others. She lives in Georgia, on perpetual deadline, with her coffee habit, two very photogenic kittens, and an impressive Funko Pop! collection. Tweet her @ellethevillain.
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