May 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 13 — Loved

We have three stories with one-word titles this month, and they all deal, in different ways, with love and loss. I swear I didn’t plan it that way when I was putting the calendar for Year 2 together, but there it is. Serendipity.

Our short story is David Jonas’ Repossession, which takes us into the den of a loan shark who has an unusual payback option. (With the usual wonderful illustration by Galen Dara, who was recently nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist.) In flash fiction, we have E.C. Ambrose’s Carver, a sharp moment in the life of a frayed family, and Martin Cahill’s Vanilla, which welcomes the Apocalypse with… ice cream! And in Part Ten of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, things are spiraling away from Dale …

© 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.