Aug 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 26 — From the Editor

We’re down to the last two issues of Year 3! And then we will roll on into Year 4, thanks to a rally of support at the end of our subscription drive last month. We hit our minimum requirement to keep the magazine going, and for now it will have about 6,000 words a month when Year 4 starts in October. We hope to keep building up that number, so please consider backing our Patreon if you haven’t already, and telling your friends about your favorite Fireside stories.

Our short story this month, with a really terrific illustration by Galen, is Stephen Blackmoore’s La Bestia. It takes place in the universe of his novels, and carries us on a hellish train ride in Mexico. In flash fiction, we have He Who Watches by Alex Shvartsman, set deep in a bunker after the world has collapsed, and Accidental Queen of the Spiders by Zina Hutton, where we meet the charming tiny inhabitants of a town in the islands. And in Chapter Eleven of Lilith Saintcrow’s serial She Wolf and Cub, Abby has been captured, and she is pissed

© 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.