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FIYAH - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

Limited Demographic: authors from the African diaspora and the African continent

Note: Writers previously published in an issue of FIYAH must wait 1 year or 4 issues to submit work again.

We are looking for brave works of speculative short fiction by authors from the African diaspora that reject regressive ideas of blackness, respectability politics, and stereotype. Please submit your bravest, blackest, most difficult to sell stories to us. We want to read them.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission window - Sep 1, 2023 thru Oct 31, 2023 (Ends 35 days from now)
  • Submission window - Dec 1, 2023 thru Jan 31, 2024 (Begins 65 days from now)
  • "Disabilities" theme - Mar 1, 2024 thru Apr 30, 2024 (Begins 156 days from now)
  • "Spacefaring aunties" theme - Jun 1, 2024 thru Jul 31, 2024 (Begins 248 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

7500 to 15000 words
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 45 days

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There are 19 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 20 | Average: 59.47 | Median: 54 | Max: 132
21.05% - avg 64 days
78.94% - avg 58 days (100.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 5 pending responses. (5 min | 17 average | 16 median | 25 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 1 September 2016

Last officially checked: 11 September 2023

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