Apr 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 22 — From the Editor

April is looking pretty darn good. The snow is finally melting here in Boston, Andrea Phillips’ Fireside novel Revision got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, and we have a really great issue to share with you.

Our short story this month is Daniel José Older’s Stay, which swirls through the chaos of life, love, and a hospital ER, seen through the eyes of a ghost. In flash fiction, we’ve got Jen R Albert’s [Katabasis]((/issue22/chapter/katabasis/), which explores death at the intersection of myth and science, and Sunil Patel’s [Sally the Psychic Alligator]((/issue22/chapter/sally-the-psychic-alligator/), a funny story about a scientist and her psychic alligator. Probably psychic.

We’ve got Chapter Seven of Lilith Saintcrow’s She Wolf and Cub. Jess and Sam are back together again, but they don’t get much time to catch up…

And we also have the first three chapters of Revision, so you can meet Mira and some of the other characters before the book comes out May 5.

Our Patreon is up to $177 a month. When we hit $250 it’ll be enough to pay for our flash fiction each month. We’re hoping to get there this month, and beyond by the summer, so we can avoid doing another Kickstarter. Please check it out; there’s lots of perks, many of which get you art by our fabulous illustrator, Galen Dara.

Thanks, as always.

© 2015 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.