Oct 7, 2016 | announcement

Issue 37: October 2016

Welcome to Issue 37! We’ve got three stories selected by guest editor Daniel José Older this month, all of them creepy in their own ways, in keeping with the Halloween spirit. We open with a wrenching little flash fiction piece, Rabbit Heart by Alyssa Wong, about a person who rebuilds families one body at a time. Next is Cassanda Khaw’s Speak, a fierce look inside what passes for news these days, and what is really important. (This one warmed my black little newsie heart.) And finally we have The Get-Get Man by Melissa Moorer, a disturbing paranormal story that creeped me right the hell out. 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.