Feb 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 10 — From the Editor

As we enter the second half of Year Two, we’re starting to get our ideas for Year Three together. You can read here about our plan (starting with a Kickstarter in March). We’ll be posting updates on our blog as we get closer to launch.

But back to the present! Our short story this month, The Brutal and the Simple,_ is our first Western, with Adam P. Knave taking us on a dusty, dark journey of dreams realized and shattered. In flash fiction, we have three stories this month. Sarah Pinsker’s They Sent Runners Out is a fairy tale soaked in tears; Hope for Enthos by Addison Smith puts us alongside a gargoyle’s last chance at freedom; and Kelly C. Stiles brings us the delightfully macabre Just a Couple Modifications.

In Part Seven of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, Dale is on to the next step in his scheme to win back Susannah. But Other Dale, he wants the same thing …

© 2014 Brian J. White

About the author

Brian J. White

Brian White started Fireside in 2012 with a Kickstarter and a whole lot of love. Over the next five years as editor and publisher – with the help of his amazing team and of Lauren, his wife and partner in crime – he expanded Fireside from a one-off magazine to a monthly publication to its current form, a site with weekly fiction and occasional nonfiction. Fireside published 150 stories under his tenure, as well as five novels and one novella. He is deeply proud to have had a part in bringing those stories into the world. He was gratified to have proved that writers can be paid more for their work than the industry accepted, and perhaps most proud of the #BlackSpecFic report that Fireside published in 2016. He stepped down as editor and publisher in the summer of 2017, but he remains an equity partner in the company.