Welcome to Issue 30. We’ve had a great month at Fireside, reaching our Year 4 survival goal with time to spare! Thank you so much to everyone. There’s still time to spread the word as we work to hit our stretch goals by Feb. 5 to add more words to each issue and to hire Daniel José Older as a guest editor.
On to the stories!
We open with a really tough but important one: When He First Laid Eyes by Rachael K. Jones. It’s about stalking and harassment of women, and it’s powerful. Next is Effie Seiberg’s Re: Little Miss Apocalypse Playset, a fun romp through a corporate email chain. And we close with Fairy Tales are for White People by Melissa Yuan-Innes, which takes us inside Guangdong Barbecue in Toronto, where a debt has come due.
Thanks for reading, and as always, for supporting Fireside!