The winners for the Ignyte Awards 2021, brought to you by Fiyah Literary Magazine, were announced on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Fiyah is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora based in the USA founded in 2016. The magazine announced that they would host FIYAHCON for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) with the Ignyte Awards as its centrepiece in 2020. The new awards are aimed at celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.

The 2021 cycle of the awards started with the organisers announcing the finalists for this year’s categories. The seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre. The shortlists in the different categories were revealed on April 22.

The winners for the awards announced at the Fiyah Con event were

Best Novel – Adult

  • Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

Best Novel – Young Adult

  • Legendborn – Tracy Deonn

Best in Middle Grade

  • Ghost Squad – Claribel A. Ortega

Best Novella

  • Riot Baby – Tochi Onyebuchi

Best Novelette

  • The Inaccessibility of Heaven – Aliette de Bodard

Best Short Story

  • You Perfect, Broken Thing – C. L. Clark

Best in Speculative Poetry

  • The Harrowing Desgarrador – Gabriel Ascencio Morales

Critics Award

  • Stitch @ Stitch’s Media Mix

Best Anthology/Collected Works

  • A Phoenix Must First Burn – ed. Patrice Caldwell (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Best in creative nonfiction

  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream: The Duty of the Black Writer During Times of American Unrest – Tochi Onyebuchi (http://Tor.com)