Jun 10, 2020 | announcement

Announcing Ryan Boyd as the Editor for our Spring 2021 Issue

Between child care, contagion, and emotional exhaustion, the coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on everyone, and I’ve found it challenging to keep Fireside Quarterly production on schedule. Challenging, but not impossible — we’re still on track and on schedule for all our issues currently in production!

Our Summer 2020 issue, edited by Kate Dollarhyde, is at the printers, and I can’t wait to take delivery next week and share the cover and the TOC with you, before shipping it out to our subscribers for a July 1st delivery.

Our Autumn 2020 issue, edited by Maurice Broaddus, is currently in copyedits. Authors are going through and responding to Chelle Parker’s thoughtful and meticulous feedback. Once I get copyedits back next week, all our authors get paid!

Danny Lore is busy going through our second round of submissions and building the TOC for the Winter 2021 issue. I’ve extended the deadline for this by a week, because, well, because dammit, shit is bonkers right now and we can all use a little slack. So if you’re waiting to hear back from us on a submission to our Winter 2021 issue, please bear with us for just one more week.

We’re about to kick off the submissions period for our Spring 2021 issue, from June 15 to June 19. As always, you can find our guidelines on our Submissions page, and that’s where you’ll also find our submissions form when we open.

Finally, I’m thrilled to announce that the Spring 2021 issue of Fireside Quarterly will be edited by Ryan Boyd! Ryan is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles, CA. Their work can be found in Fanbyte, The Hundreds, Fodor’s Travel, Literary Orphans, Leveler, and lots of other places online. Hit them up on Twitter at @ryandroyd if you have any spicy Dune takes.

Ryan is particularly keen on seeing work that engages with transformational narratives with a focus on the body; repurposing technology to do things it wasn’t meant to do; trauma and the ways in which it reshapes the ability to connect with others; and cyberpunk and cyberpunk-adjacent ‘fifteen minutes into the future’ dystopias.

I’m super excited to get to work with Ryan on this issue of Fireside Quarterly, and I can’t wait to see the TOC they come up with. In the meantime, if you’re an author, if you have a piece that you think will fit well with us, it’s time to polish up those words and send them our way!

As always, thanks for reading!

© 2020 Pablo Defendini

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Pablo Defendini

Pablo Defendini is a designer and developer for hire, with a focus on editorial design for digital media. He helped launch Tor.com, before moving on to work for companies that sit in the overlap between publishing and technology, like Open Road Media and O’Reilly. Pablo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, lives in New York City, and works with people all over the world.