Fireside Blog

These are all the essays and news posts.

Jun 10, 2020 | announcement

Announcing Ryan Boyd as the Editor for our Spring 2021 Issue

by Pablo Defendini

Mar 4, 2020 | announcement

Introducing 'Puestes pa'l futuro': words and images from a future, post-colonial Puerto Rico

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 12, 2019 | essay

Getting Out of the Cold: Revisiting Toxic Masculinity in Lethal Weapon

by Brandon O'Brien

Nov 21, 2019 | essay

The Emotional Beats of Becoming a Guide Dog Handler

by Elsa Sjunneson

Oct 31, 2019 | essay

White Saviorism and the Brooklyn Hammer Murders

by Diana Lu

Sep 5, 2019 | essay

Shapeshifting Sorcery: The Persistence of Mesoamerican Magic

by David Bowles

Aug 29, 2019 | essay

Saving the World, Saving Ourselves: The Role of Justice in the Enviromentalist Movement

by Grace Villmow

Aug 12, 2019 | news

Announcing Our 2020 Guest Editors

by Pablo Defendini

Aug 5, 2019 | news

Step into the Xenowealth with us

by Pablo Defendini

Jul 4, 2019 | essay

Boxes

by Jacqui Talbot

Jun 20, 2019 | essay

Change Comes Unevenly: Protecting Trans Rights with the Yes on 3 Campaign

by A. A. McNamara

May 23, 2019 | essay

Harassment Culture: You’re Soaking in It

by Mikki Kendall

Apr 29, 2019 | news

Editorial Changes at Fireside

by Pablo Defendini

Apr 25, 2019 | essay

Faded

by Derek Newman—Stille

Mar 21, 2019 | news

Announcing our Next Submissions Period

by Pablo Defendini

Mar 14, 2019 | essay

Impostor/Abuser: Power Dynamics in Publishing

by Sarah Gailey

Feb 21, 2019 | essay

Step into the Bad Side: Black Girl Magic Villains

by Kenesha Williams

Jan 17, 2019 | essay

Tongue-Tied: A Catalog of Losses

by Layla Al-Bedawi

Dec 27, 2018 | news

Year’s End, 2018

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 20, 2018 | essay

You Wake Up Monstrous

by Fran Wilde

Dec 19, 2018 | news

On Beautiful Words

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 14, 2018 | news

Here's the Cover for the January Issue of Fireside Quarterly

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 12, 2018 | announcement

Support Fireside — Subscribe to Fireside Quarterly

by Pablo Defendini

Nov 29, 2018 | news

Announcing the Cover Reveal for Lilith Saintcrow's Rattlesnake Wind

by Pablo Defendini

Nov 15, 2018 | essay

Reclaiming the Right to Truth

by Tariro Ndoro

Oct 18, 2018 | essay

We Could Have the Future Star Trek Promised Us

by Danilo Campos

Sep 27, 2018 | news

Announcing Pre-Orders and the Cover Reveal for Hillary Monahan's Gunsmoke & Glamour

by Pablo Defendini

Sep 20, 2018 | essay

#MeToo, and Furthermore

by

Sep 6, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

A Message From the Publisher

by Pablo Defendini

Aug 23, 2018 | essay

Who Gets to Say #MeToo?

by Ace Tilton Ratcliff

Aug 20, 2018 | news

Fireside Quarterly Oct '18 Cover Reveal

by Pablo Defendini

Aug 16, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

On Gaming, Fantastic Racism, & Real World Bigotry

by Latonya Pennington

Aug 15, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

Fireside #BlackSpecFic Report Response

by Inda Lauyrn

Aug 13, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

Three Years Into the #BlackSpecFic Report

by Mikki Kendall

Aug 10, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

More Than Numbers

by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

Aug 9, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

POB Scoring: Growth and Accountability

by L. D. Lewis

Aug 8, 2018 | #Blackspecfic

The 2017 #BlackSpecFic Report

by Cecily Kane

Jul 26, 2018 | essay

Reclaiming Makerhood

by Jessica S. Cauttero

Jun 21, 2018 | essay

Getting Men Off Ledges

by Brandon O'Brien

Jun 14, 2018 | news

Announcing an Open Call for Novel and Novellas

by Pablo Defendini

Jun 1, 2018 | news

Announcing the Fireside 2018 Books List

by Pablo Defendini

May 30, 2018 | news

Announcing this year's #BlackSpecFic editor

by Pablo Defendini

May 24, 2018 | essay

Redefining Scripts for Better Masculinity

by Pablo Defendini

Apr 19, 2018 | essay

We Need New Scripts

by Andrea Phillips

Apr 5, 2018 | news

We've been nominated for a Hugo award!

by Pablo Defendini

Mar 22, 2018 | essay

Power Structures Are Meant to Be Broken

by Elsa Sjunneson

Mar 1, 2018 | news

Call for First Readers

by Elsa Sjunneson

Feb 22, 2018 | essay

Imagining the Past: Speculative Fiction and the Recovering of Black History

by Phenderson Djèlí Clark

Feb 19, 2018 | news

We're Open to Artist Submissions

by Pablo Defendini

Feb 15, 2018 | news

Our Next Reading Period Will Be in April

by Julia Rios

Jan 24, 2018 | interview

Immigrant Experiences in Fiction and Real Life: A Roundtable Discussion

by

Jan 1, 2018 | announcement

Awards eligibility post for 2017

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 7, 2017 | news

Regarding Patreon

by Pablo Defendini

Dec 1, 2017 | news

Stories Accepted and Survey Stats from September of 2017

by Julia Rios

Oct 19, 2017 | news

Hurricane Bookstore Wrap-Up

by Pablo Defendini

Oct 13, 2017 | news

Introducing #ManListeningMonday

by Brian J. White

Sep 20, 2017 | news

Sarah Gailey's The Fisher of Bones ebook available for pre-order

by Pablo Defendini

Sep 18, 2017 | news

Announcing the Hurricane Relief Bookstore

by Pablo Defendini

Sep 18, 2017 | news

We Are Open to Flash Fiction and Short Story Submissions This Week

by Pablo Defendini

Aug 9, 2017 | news

Here are the stories we bought in April, along with some statistics on race and ethnicity

by Brian J. White

Aug 4, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

It's Up to Us

by Pablo Defendini

Aug 3, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

Diversity Doesn’t Just Happen

by Maurice Broaddus

Aug 2, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

The Ones Who Walk Away from the Genres

by Jennifer Marie Brissett

Aug 1, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

Addressing a problem

by Thea James

Jul 31, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

Zero Percent Chance

by Chesya Burke

Jul 28, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

One Year Later and We Still Have Work To Do

by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

Jul 27, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

A response to the #BlackSpecFic Report

by De Ana Jones

Jul 26, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

The FIYAH #BlackSpecFic Roundtable

by The FIYAH Magazine Staff

Jul 25, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

A Note from the Editor of the #BlackSpecFic Responses

by Mikki Kendall

Jul 24, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

The 2016 #BlackSpecFic Report

by Cecily Kane

Jul 13, 2017 | news

Announcing The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey

by Pablo Defendini

Jul 13, 2017 | essay

The Importance of Being Monstrous

by Meghan Ball

Jul 7, 2017 | news

Teach Me How To Say Goodbye

by Brian J. White

Jun 28, 2017 | essay

The Narrative Spectrum

by Malka Older

Jun 19, 2017 | news

A note about submissions

by Brian J. White

Jun 15, 2017 | essay

Evil Isn’t a Disability: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Donald Trump, and Don’t Breathe

by John Wiswell

May 18, 2017 | essay

Blind Reading is in Braille or Large Print

by Elsa Sjunneson

Apr 13, 2017 | news

Here are the stories we bought in March, along with some statistics on race and ethnicity

by Brian J. White

Apr 7, 2017 | news

Join the Antifascist Fiction Club

by Brian J. White

Mar 28, 2017 | news

Out today: She Wolf and Cub, a novel by Lilith Saintcrow

by Brian J. White

Mar 19, 2017 | news

We Are Open to Flash Fiction Submissions This Week

by Brian J. White

Mar 18, 2017 | news

A Little Sunshine

by Pablo Defendini

Mar 16, 2017 | essay

Blind Lady Vs. Git & Markdown

by Elsa Sjunneson

Mar 8, 2017 | news

It's Awards Season

by Pablo Defendini

Mar 5, 2017 | news

Don't Talk to Strangers

by Brian J. White

Mar 2, 2017 | essay

About Our New Site

by Pablo Defendini

Feb 28, 2017 | essay

The Revolution Was Televised

by Andrea Phillips

Feb 23, 2017 | essay

This Machine Kills Fascists

by Brian J. White

Jan 7, 2017 | announcement

Issue 39: January 2017

by Brian J. White

Nov 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 38 — November 2016

by Brian J. White

Oct 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 37: October 2016

by Brian J. White

Sep 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 36 — September 2016

by Brian J. White

Aug 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 35 — August 2016

by Brian J. White

Aug 1, 2016 | essay

Boldly Going Nowhere

by

Jul 26, 2016 | essay

Speculative Antiblackness

by

Jul 26, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

Interview with N.K. Jemisin

by Brian White

Jul 26, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

A Note from the Editor of the #BlackSpecFic Responses

by Brian White

Jul 26, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

Opportunity Lost

by Mikki Kendall

Jul 26, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

Ones and Twos and Rarely Threes

by Nisi Shawl

Jul 26, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

Antiblack Racism in Speculative Fiction

by Cecily Kane

Jul 24, 2016 | #Blackspecfic

Two Percent

by Justina Ireland

Jul 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 34 — May 2016

by Brian J. White

May 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 33 — May 2016

by Brian J. White

Apr 1, 2016 | announcement

Issue 32 — April 2016

by Brian J. White

Mar 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 31 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Feb 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 30 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jan 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 29 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Oct 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 28 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Sep 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 27 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Aug 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 26 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jul 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 25 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jun 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 24 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

May 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 23 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Apr 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 22 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Mar 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 21 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Feb 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 20 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jan 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 19 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Dec 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 18 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Nov 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 17 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Oct 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 16 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jul 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 15 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jun 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 14 — In Deep

by Brian J. White

May 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 13 — Loved

by Brian J. White

Apr 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 12 — Empty Inside

by Brian J. White

Mar 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 11 — Cold, Aching Hearts

by Brian J. White

Feb 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 10 — From the Editor

by Brian J. White

Jan 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 9 — Aw, geez mom!

by Brian J. White

Dec 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 8 — rom the Editor

by Brian J. White

Nov 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 7 — Of Rats and Men

by Brian J. White

Oct 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 6 — Going to the mat

by Brian J. White

Sep 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 5 — Hugos and Stories and Art, Oh Yeah!

by Brian J. White

Aug 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 4 — Welcome to Year Two

by Brian J. White

Sep 7, 2012 | announcement

Issue 4 — This One Was a Squeaker

by Brian J. White

Jul 7, 2012 | announcement

Issue 2 — WOW. ISSUE TWO.

by Brian J. White

Mar 7, 2012 | announcement

Issue 1 — Welcome to the First Issue of Fireside

by A. A. McNamara