Jan 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 29 — From the Editor

And we’re back!

Sorry about disappearing for two months; we had a bunch of stuff to sort out, but we’re in good shape now.

We released the second book of Minerva Zimmerman’s snarky 80s vampire trilogy in December: Cruel Summer is now available in most ebook stores! We also announced that we’ll be releasing a story collection by Malon Edwards late this year. It will be built around the world of his Year 3 Fireside story, If Wishes Were Obfuscation Codes.

On to Issue 29! We have two flash pieces this month: Human Resources by Erica L. Satifka, which takes us inside a twisted world of haves and have-nots, and Gold Farmer’s Daughter by Aidan Doyle, where we invite you to be a guest at a wedding inside a MMORPG. Hope you brought your sword!

We also have two short stories this month. First up is A. K. Snyder’s All That Holds Me Together, an exploration of loss, grief, and tattoos. And there is Merc Fenn Wolfmoor’s This is Not a Wardrobe Door, where two worlds have been severed, and with them, a lot of friendships.

Thanks as always for supporting Fireside!

© 2016 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.