Jul 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 25 — From the Editor

Welcome to the 25th issue of Fireside! We’ve got just two issues left in Year 3, and a little over a week to go in our Year 4 subscription drive! Please check it out and spread the word. We need your help to keep publishing great fiction and paying writers well for another year. If you’ve already supported Year 4, thanks!

We’ve got two stories looking at what you might do with a little magic amid the end of the world. There’s Helena Bell’s Look Upon my Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair (In Three Months), set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. And Lauren Roy’s The Eleventh Hour asks what you might do with a little extra time before it all falls apart. We also have A Clockwork Heart, which is a follow-up to Lucas J.W. Johnson’s Roman steampunk story Remaker Remaker in Issue 3. And in Chapter Ten of Lilith Saintcrow’s She Wolf and Cub, Abby, Geoff, and Sam are sent reeling just as they reach what seemed like safety…

© 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.