Aug 16, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

On Gaming, Fantastic Racism, & Real World Bigotry

by Latonya Pennington

Racism toward Black gamers and developers is just as tiring and it's time we stop pretending it isn't real.

Aug 15, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

Fireside #BlackSpecFic Report Response

by Inda Lauyrn

As my network of writers continues to grow, this lack of representation of Black writers appears more by design than objective editorial decisions.

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Pigeons

by Nibedita Sen

Cil won’t like what she has to do next, but that’s okay. She always listened to Kat in the end, even when she still had the power not to.

Aug 13, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

Three Years Into the #BlackSpecFic Report

by Mikki Kendall

Amongst all the very good morally and socially valuable reasons to be more inclusive, perhaps the conversation needs to shift to cover the most basic fundamental facts of business.

Aug 10, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

More Than Numbers

by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

Maximum results = a stream of great stories by a diverse group of authors so steady and comfortable we don't have to count the numbers.

Aug 9, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

POB Scoring: Growth and Accountability

by L. D. Lewis

A tracking system for market progress came up on the occasions FIYAH staff were asked about next steps on how to fix things. After three reports, it became clear that the creation and implementation of such a thing would fall to us.

Aug 8, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

The 2017 #BlackSpecFic Report

by Cecily Kane

Since 2015, the #BlackSpecFic Report and other projects have raised consciousness about Black underrepresentation in the speculative fiction short story field, and 2017 marks the first year that measurable improvements could have resulted from these collective efforts — we now have a three-year trajectory to compare.

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The Unusual Customer

by Innocent Chizaram Ilo

The Invisible Customer is not really invisible-invisible. I can see him or, as he puts it, he has chosen me to see him, for now.

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Love in Every Stitch

by Alexandra Rowland

You'll want soft, but you don't always need soft, in your threads or in your heart.

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