Dec 7, 2014 | announcement

Issue 18 — From the Editor

Welcome to Issue 18!

We’ve got a terrific collection of tales for you this month. Our short story is Rebecca M. Latimer’s All Manner of Men and Monsters (illustrated by Galen Dara), taking us inside a family where the father is angry, the mother is locked in a tower, and the son is confused. Oh, and the father is also a dragon …

Our flash stories this month are Hope Erica Schultz’s Mr. Reilly’s Tattoo, where love is inked forever into skin, and Robert Lowell Russell’s Twenty Parsecs East of the Earth Bypass, Closed on Sundays, where we meet some tourists from waaaayyy out of town.

And in Chapter Three of Lilith Saintcrow’s She Wolf and Cub, Abby and Geoff have found a place to catch their breath … but not for long.

© 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.