Sep 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 5 — Hugos and Stories and Art, Oh Yeah!

One of the best things about editing Fireside has been working with so many talented people. And it’s always great to see those people get recognition they deserve, like Ken Liu and Galen Dara did last week at the Hugo Awards. Ken, whose story The Journal is in this month’s issue, won the Hugo for best short story for Mono No Aware. Galen, whose illustration this month is with Ken’s story, won the Hugo for best fan artist. Congratulations to both of them, and to all the other Hugo winners.

We’ve got a lot more talent in Issue 5, too. We usually have two pieces of flash fiction, but this month we have a bonus third story for you! There’s Sandra Odell’s Listening to it Rain, a love story that finds more than one way to be unorthodox. There’s Jake Kerr’s Looking for Bad Guys, which is somehow sweet and sad in the same bite. And there’s Andrea Speed’s The Last Job, in which the cops are the least of a bank-robbing crew’s worries.

And, of course, there’s Part Two of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor. Dale pushed the button. Maybe Chuck will tell you what happened.

While we’ve been working on Issue 5, we’ve also been trying to get better set up on social media. We’ve long had a Twitter feed, but we’re now also on Google+ and Facebook, so if you’re on any of those, come say hello!

Enjoy Issue 5. Tell your friends. And, as always, thank you for reading.

© 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.