FIYAH’s adding more non-fiction to what we do, and new opportunities require more hands. To that end, we want you to join us in welcoming new editors Chavonne Brown and Margeaux Weston to the team!

Chavonne Brown

Chavonne Brown – Incoming Web Editor

Chavonne Brown (he/him) is a Black British screenwriter, playwright, game writer, and poet, currently undergoing a Creative Writing PhD at Lancaster University in the UK. He researches the use of SFF to reclaim and reimagine minority histories, with a particular concern for the presentation of blackness and queerness in visual storytelling. His short stories have been printed in the Birmingham Literary Journal and selected poems of his can be found in Porridge Magazine. View his body of work on, find him on Twitter @theliberalcynic, and see the game he’s been working on @daemonologierpg on basically every social platform.

Chavonne will be acquiring creative non-fiction essays, criticism, and analysis on all topics relevant to Black SFF to be featured on the FIYAH blog. Stay tuned for submission information coming soon.

Margeaux Weston Margeaux Weston – Incoming Non-Fiction Editor

Margeaux Weston is an editor and writer. A Louisiana native, she provides editorial services at Little Blk Books. She has written non-fiction books for young readers, and has authored entertainment articles for several media outlets. She can be found on twitter @MargeauxWeston

As the Non-Fiction Editor, Margeaux will be acquiring non-fiction pieces for inclusion in FIYAH’s quarterly issues. Stay tuned for submissions information.


We are thrilled to have such talent join our ranks, and to be able to offer you more FIYAH content and our pages as an outlet for Black critics and essayists in the future. Follow Margeaux and Chavonne on Twitter, and be on the lookout for new updates to our submission guidelines.

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

    • Lottie tennant

    • 3 years ago

    Absolutely awesome. I just the energy and excitement that is only beginning. I can’t wait to see what is next.

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