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Ignyte Finalists on Bookshop.org

FIYAHCON Presents Ignyte Award Finalists on Bookshop.org

You can now find the list of 2020 Ignyte Awards finalists and winners over Bookshop.org! As we’re an affiliate, buying through our list tosses us a few coins, so definitely check it out and be on the lookout for the addition of the 2021 finalists when we announce on April 15th. CLick the image below […]

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Meet the 2021 Guests of Honor!

Guests of Honor Vita Ayala, Njeri, and Malka Older

Speculative fiction exists as an ecosystem that extends to far more than just prose writers. We rely on poets, illustrators, visual storytellers, reviewers, and academics to deepen our understanding of our favorite fictional worlds and the relationships we develop with our favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters. We are thrilled to have representatives from prose, criticism, and […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Tananarive Due

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. A leading voice in black […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: LeVar Burton

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, LeVar Burton is an Actor, Director, Educator & Cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary App, host and Executive Producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow and lifelong children’s literacy advocate. He hosts the engaging LeVar Burton Reads which […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Writing the Other

The Ignyte Community Award celebrates outstanding efforts in service of inclusion and equitable practice in Genre. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Writing the Other is an invaluable SFF community resource that includes a textbook, online website, classes, workshops, retreats, and seminars that teach writers how to write characters very different from them sensitively and convincingly. […]

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Ignyte Interview Series: Nisi Shawl

The Ignyte Ember Award celebrates the unsung contributions of people in the speculative fiction community. Nominated in this year’s Ignytes, Nisi Shawl is a journalist and writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Alongside Cynthia Ward, they are the co-author of WRITING THE OTHER: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Their short stories have […]

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