Aug 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 4 — Welcome to Year Two

It’s been a long ride to today, but here we are, starting our yearlong experiment in publishing a monthly magazine, full of great fiction with fair pay for our creators. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point, most especially to all of our Kickstarter backers. You didn’t let us fade away, and we can’t say how grateful we are to be here.

And so, Issue 4! (We published three issues in 2012.) We have two pieces of flash fiction: a slice of backyard magic from Keffy R.M. Kehrli in Mice, and The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton, a science fiction story about the price of a comfortable life. Our short story is Delilah S. Dawson’s Love Song of the Lizard Boy, set in her Blud universe, following Eblic, who as it turns out is not quite the lazy bugger that everyone seems to think he is. And then we have the first episode of Chuck Wendig’s serial, The Forever Endeavor. I won’t spoil anything. Just read it. It’s going to be a hell of a ride. And finally, Year Two artist Galen Dara has produced two gorgeous images for Issue 4; you can see them on Delilah and Chuck’s stories.

Thanks for reading, and if you enjoy your time with us, please tell your friends.

© 2013 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.