Sep 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 36 — September 2016

We’re in the home stretch to the end of Year 4! How did that happen already?

We continue to hear a lot of good response to our \#BlackSpecFic report. We’ll talk about that more later this month, but for now, make sure you check out the new black speculative fiction magazine Fiyah.

We’ll also be kicking off our Year 5 drive soon; keep an eye out for that.

On to the issue! We have three terrific stories this month, opening with the return of Malon Edwards to Fireside, with his creepy techo-zombie story Delta Child. Then we have another Fireside alum, Sarah Gailey, with her story Homesick, a sci fi horror piece about longing and regret. And then we have a great story selected by guest editor Daniel José Older, Emergency Management Protocol by C. C. S. Ryan. It’s a disaster story. It’s a breakup story. It’s a great story.

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.