FIYAH is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora. This definition is globally inclusive (Black anywhere in the world) and also applies to mixed/biracial and Afro-appended people regardless of gender identity or orientation.
The 2023 submissions schedule is as follows:
January 2023 and April 2023: UNTHEMED – September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Write to your heart’s content! Just follow the submission guidelines on this page. Keep it respectful, keep it speculative, and keep it Black.
July 2023: CARNIVAL – February 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023
It’s Carnival time! Bring us your colorful stories centered on the mystique and pulsating energy of the bacchanals, the festivals, the soca fetes, and jamborees from all across the globe, time, space, and even the multiverse. We want intoxicating merriment, daring mischief-making, and chaotic melodrama fueled by the riotous revelry of the Carnival.
October 2023: BELONGING (in collaboration with the Othering and Belonging Institute (OBI) at UC Berkeley) – June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023
For this Belonging issue, we are looking for stories highlighting why, where, and how Black folks belong across the diaspora and multiverse. Imagine a moment in time or another universe where Black people aren’t forced to question our right to be ourselves. We want to see courageous narratives about forging new relationships for the betterment of all, including the planet/land, whether among the diverse peoples of our global community or with beings from faraway worlds. We are looking for fun and dynamic adventures that give rise to a sense of belonging and showcase the importance of community.