Another wonderful year is in the bag here at FIYAH. On top of the 17 original stories, 8 poems, and 4 cover artists gracing the pages of our latest issues, the staff also got to meet one another for the first time ever to celebrate our Hugo nomination! As always, we are immensely grateful for the support we’ve received, and we look forward to bringing you new, exciting content in 2020.

This post is here to help you out should you want to nominate FIYAH or any of its incredible contributors for the upcoming award season.


FIYAH Literary Magazine is eligible for 2019 semiprozine award categories.


Executive Editors: Troy L. Wiggins + DaVaun Sanders

Poetry Editor: Brandon O’Brien

Acquiring Editors: Danny Lore, Kaleb Russell, Eboni Dunbar

Art Director + Layouts: L. D. Lewis

Reviews Coordinator + Social Media Manager: Brent Lambert

POB Score Coordinator: L. D. Lewis



Executive Editors: Troy L. Wiggins + DaVaun Sanders

Acquiring Editors: Danny Lore, Kaleb Russell, Eboni Dunbar


* Stories on Nebula Reading List

Title Author (Last, First) Word count Story Type
Issue 9 – January 2019
The Ishologu Kincade, Jonathan 3617 Short
Gloss Heyward-Rotimi, Kola 3356 Short
Notes on the Plague Aliyu, Rafeeat 3119 Short
The Daemon King of Engim Harriott, Shamar 7370 Short
The Rat King of Spanish Harlem Drayden, Nicky 7849 Novelette
Issue 10 – April 2019
In This Place She Grows A Garden Sandeen, Del 5290 Short
My Snakes Vaughn, Frieda 2693 Short
No Late-For-School Paul, Shari 4914 Short
While Dragons Claim the Sky Brown, Jen 10003 Novelette
Issue 11 – July 2019
Pimento Stephens, Dean-Paul E. 5625 Short
Ibrahima and the Green Fishing Net* Sow, Omar William 2143 Short
When You Find a Dragon, Name Them For Me Jerée, Tamara 5121 Short
Doll Seed Berger, Michele Tracy 11615 Novelette
Issue 12 – October 2019
Midnight Host Harris, Gregory Neil 6750 Short
Corialis Smith, Brittany 6829 Short
Reclaiming Tess Huchu, T.L. 7019 Short
An Irrational Love Bailey, Marika 15206 Novelette



Poetry Editor: Brandon O’Brien

Our poets are eligible for the Rhysling Awards


Issue 9 – January 2019 Author (Last, First)
Nest Moore, B. Sharise
The Basket Weaver Nathaniel, Soonest
Issue 10 – April 2019
Unmake: The God of Hair Fab-Eme, Tim
Bury Me With My Bonnet Louise, A.Z.
Unbraided, Clean Pierre, Terese Mason
Issue 11 – July 2019
A Song for Midday Hedgehog, Maz
Ọ́jí Íjè [KOLA JOURNEY] Ogbuji, Uche
Issue 12 – October 2019
Not an ordinary dream Okoro, Dike


Art Director: L. D. Lewis

Artists are eligible for semipro/fan artist categories

Artist: Dustin Bolton
Artist: Seth Brown Artist: Sophia Zarders


Got questions? Email team[at] And from all of us, thank you for reading and for loving what we do.

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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