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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.

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Submission Schedule
  • "Food and Cuisine" Theme - Mar 1, 2022 thru Apr 30, 2022 (Begins 41 days from now)
  • "Hauntings and Horrors" Theme - Jun 1, 2022 thru Jul 31, 2022 (Begins 133 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 19 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 16 | Average: 37.66 | Median: 31 | Max: 90
15.78% - avg 58 days
78.94% - avg 33 days (93.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

1 pending responses (18 min | 18 average | 18 median | 18 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 1 September 2016

Last officially checked: 19 December 2021

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