The 2022 #BlackSpecFic Report and Survey

  The original #BlackSpecFic Report launched in 2016 by Fireside Magazine served as a catalyst for the creation of FIYAH, by revealing that Black writers represented less than 2% of the field of published short speculative fiction. We like to think we’ve come a long way since then, though exactly how far remains to be Read more

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FIYAH 2021 Award Eligibility

2021 is over. Allegedly. We haven’t gone back to check. But, as Gregorian calendars everywhere say it’s now 2022, it means FIYAH has officially been around for five entire years of Black excellence and perseverance in the many faces of our shared and comically grim reality. In the last year, we’ve added 18 new works Read more

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Special Palestinian Issue of FIYAH: TOC and Cover Announcement

As part of FIYAH’s continued solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are proud to present the cover and table of contents for FIYAH’s Special Issue of Palestinian Speculative Fiction. The curation was put together and edited by Nadia Shammas and Summer Farah, with cover art by Leila Abdelrazaq. Features include prose: The Night Journey Read more

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Palestine Solidarity Special Issue: SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED FIYAH Literary Magazine is excited to announce our open period for Palestinian Speculative Fiction writers. We’re reaching out to Palestinians based in Palestine or across the diaspora to share their speculative work with us in either Poetry or Short Story format. We’ll be featuring this work on our website beginning in November 2021 Read more

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Introduction to the New FIYAH Art Director, Christian M. Ivey

Through August 15th, we are accepting portfolio submissions from Black artists interested in doing cover art for us in 2022. Add yourself to the list here. Incoming Art Director Christian M. Ivey will be taking over for next year’s covers. He describes what he’s looking for below: Hey y’all,  I wanted to introduce myself a Read more

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Artist Interview: Paul Kellam

Artist Paul Kellam is responsible for the glorious cover for FIYAH #19 Sound and Color. We asked him about his art and inspirations below. What inspired you to originally want to be an artist? I’ve been creative since I was very young, my parents said I drew on my walls with crayons and even signed my Read more

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