FIYAH is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora. We started in the summer of 2016, with 2017 as its first year in publication. FIYAH’s team is comprised entirely of Black speculative fiction writers rooted in a collective known as The Niggerati Space Station. NSS was founded by P. Djeli Clark and Troy L. Wiggins and the start of the FIYAH project was funded by Justina Ireland. Additional details about our inception can be found here, and visit our Team page for staff bios. The staff represents myriad black identities, LGBTQ distinctions, and intersections with illness and disability. We write, seek, and support stories that reflect all of these experiences.
As of 2019, FIYAH Literary Magazine and its associated projects are properties of NSS Media, LLC.
Awards + Accolades
In 2018, FIYAH was awarded the Barrelhouse Amplifier.
FIYAH received the 2018 World Fantasy Award in the Special Award – Non-Professional category.
In 2019, we were finalists in the Hugo Awards Best Semiprozine category.
In 2020, we were finalists in the Hugo Awards Best Semiprozine category.
In 2020, we received the Outpost Asteroid Award for Best Science-Fiction.
In 2020, we were finalists for the Stabby Awards Best Anthology/Collection/Periodical category.
In 2021, we received the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. Our convention, FIYAHCON, was also a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work.
In 2022, both FIYAH (Best Anthology/Collection/Periodical 2021) and FIYAHCON (Best Virtual Convention 2021) were nominated for Stabby Awards.
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