Jul 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 34 — May 2016

We’re back!

Thanks for waiting while we took June off. We’re organized and have a lot of stuff planned for the second half of Year 4!

We kick things off with July’s issue, featuring two stories selected by guest editor Daniel José Older: Imagine a World So Forgiving by Margaret Killjoy, a wrenching look at a reborn earth punctuated with some of the most joyously cynical lines I’ve had the pleasure to publish, and Iron Aria by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor, who is returning to Fireside with a gorgeous story of magic and identity. We also have A Place Out of Time by Elsa Sjunneson, a heartbreaking and beautiful story of a time traveler without many options.

Thanks as always for reading!

© 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.