Sep 7, 2015 | announcement

Issue 27 — From the Editor

Welcome to the final issue of Year 3! This month, we wrap up Lilith Saintcrow’s serial She Wolf and Cub. We have a terrific short story by Sofia Samatar, The Closest Thing to Animals, which takes us inside a quarantined city and a search for art and friendship. There’s Keffy R. M. Kehrli’s Singing Wings, exploring how extreme change affects relationships, and John Wiswell’s Bones at the Door, which you probably shouldn’t read before bed.

We also have an excerpt of our upcoming urban fantasy novel Take On Me by Minerva Zimmerman! It’s out Oct. 6.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make Year 3 possible. We kick off Year 4 next month. The magazine is going to be a little smaller for a while, till we get the funding higher. Please take a look at our Patreon if you’re not already a backer. If you are and you’re enjoying Fireside, please keep telling your friends about us.

This has been an amazing ride so far. Thank you. We love you all.

© 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.