Mar 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 11 — Cold, Aching Hearts

Welcome to the first issue of spring! NO, SHUT UP IT IS SPRING.

Uh, sorry. Where was I? Yes! Stories!

Our short story this month is an aching noir cyborg story by Karina Cooper, Four Tons Too Late. Check out Galen Dara’s art for it; it’s really stunning. In flash fiction, we have Ask The Cats by Stefon Mears, where cats are maybe a bit more useful than usual, and Shrugging Off the Weight of the World, Dantzel Cherry’s take on the Atlas myth.

And in Part Eight of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, we find out what happens when you put four Dales in one room …

And, of course, we are running our Year 3 Kickstarter this month. We’re hovering a hair below 25% funded. If you haven’t please check it out. We want to keep bringing you great stories and paying writers fairly, and we can’t without your help. Thank you.

© 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.