We are thrilled to present the cover and table of contents for the 16th issue of FIYAH Literary Magazine, themed “Joy”.

Artwork by Odera Igbokwe

Features include:

Interstate Africana – a short story by WC Dunlap
Ambrosia – a short story by Margaret Saunders
Silver Door Diner – a short story by Bishop Garrison
That Which Smells Bad – a short story by Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga

In Retrograde – a poem by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson
Paradise – a poem by Jarred Thompson
Tiny instances of black girl magick – a poem by Nia June


This issue will be available for individual purchase and accessible to subscribers October 1, 2020.


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.

One Comment

    • Alledria Hurt

    • 3 years ago

    That cover is so pretty….

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