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FIYAH - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

Limited Demographic: Writers from the African diaspora

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, 2020 thru Dec 31, 2020 (Ends 66 days from now)
  • "Sound and Color" Theme - Mar 1, 2021 thru Apr 30, 2021 (Begins 125 days from now)
  • "Love, Death, and Androids" Theme - Jun 1, 2021 thru Jul 31, 2021 (Begins 217 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
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 30 days

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 12 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
4 min | 29.66 mean avg | 24 median | 79 max days
16.66% - avg 51 days
83.33% - avg 25 days (90.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

4 pending responses (8 min | 32 mean avg | 37 median | 48 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 1 September 2016

Last officially checked: 4 September 2020

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