Fiyah’s Unthemed Issue/ How to Submit (Payment: $300)

Fiyah, a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories by and about Black people of the African diaspora (which means, Black people from anywhere in the world), is now accepting submissions of fiction and poetry for its unthemed issue. Fiyah wants your bravest and blackest stories; those ones you are having a hard time selling to other mags.

Who is Eligible:

  • Black people from anywhere in the world.
  • There is no submission fee.

How to Submit:

  • Submit a short story of between 2000—7000 words, or a novelette of up to 15,000 words.
  • The story must, in a way, reject the regressive ideas of blackness, respectability politics, and stereotype.
  • Stories containing depictions of rape or sexual assault, brutalization of women and children, or against people with disabilities, and graphic use of animals, will not be considered.
  • The submission must be unpublished, no reprints.
  • For poetry, they want verse that does a myriad of things, or that does one thing well, but it must include a very clear speculative element.
  • You may submit up to four separate poems, but one poem per form submission.
  • Include a professional cover letter.
  • Your submission should include your name, address, email address, and your story’s total word count, all on the first page of the document.
  • Submit here.


  • For novelettes, stories up to 15,000 words, $300.
  • For short stories between 2000—7000 words, $150.
  • For poetry, $50.

Good luck.

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