Writer are invited to submit prose and poetry to the next issue of FIYAH (est. Sept. 2016), a new quarterly speculative fiction eZine that presents riveting sci-fi/fantasy narratives by and about people of the African Diaspora.
The editors have posted a call for submissions to receive stories and poetry for issue #5, which is themed, “Ahistorical Blackness”–alternate histories, historical fantasies, and stories of Black folks thriving in the days of old.
Writers and poets are encouraged to explore intersectional issues of identity, equality, gender, disability, etc., and above all what it means to be human, through the lens of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related sub-genres.
FIYA also publishes poetry with an obvious speculative element written by Black authors.
Word length: 2K-7K words per story; up to 15K words per novelette.
Payment: $150 per story; $300 per novelette; $50 per poem.
Submit only original, unpublished material.
Reading period closes October 31, 2017. Read full submission guidelines at FIYAH’s website.