Mar 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 31 — From the Editor

Welcome to Issue 31!

Our first story this month is a bit of a trick, as Sarah Goslee didn’t tell me till after we bought The Kingfisher Manifesto that the story is entirely true! So much for Fireside Fiction. But it’s a wonderful story, and it captures the spirit that Fireside is chasing so, so well.

After that we have Edward Ashton’s The Bird, another avian piece, but this one firmly grounded in fiction as we take a trip through the multiverse.

We close with Sarah Gailey’s Haunted. When we take submissions, we get a lot of haunted house stories told from the point of view of the house. Usually, they don’t work. This one, though. Oh, this one is perfect.

We hope you enjoy, and 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.