Apr 1, 2016 | announcement

Issue 32 — April 2016

For the first time in a long time, none of the stories this month are flash fiction! Don’t worry, we still love tiny stories and will have a lot more of them.

It also seems to be fairy tale month here at Fireside!

We open this month with Jordan Taylor’s Red as Blood, White as Snow, Black as Ebony. She takes us into a Snow White story that has gone a bit rotten. Next up, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks returns to Fireside with The Memory Who Became a Girl, a science-fiction story about a girl who keeps getting forgotten. And we close with another Fireside alum, A.E. Decker, whose Forever Now whisks us to a magical mall to follow another lost girl.

Fireside opened to submissions again on April 1! We’ll be open to stories of up to 5,000 words through April 30, and we’re really excited to have Daniel José Older on board as a guest editor! You can find guidelines and submission instructions at firesidefiction.com/submissions.

Thanks, as always, for your support, and for reading 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.