Dec 7, 2013 | announcement

Issue 8 — rom the Editor

And here we are at the end of 2013! The beginning of this year, when I had no idea what the future of Fireside was going to be, seems like a lifetime ago. But now we’re five issue into Year Two! Let’s dive in.

Our short story for December is The Gangs of Gnome Jersey by A. E. Decker. A. E. brings us to a quiet normal home in the suburbs of the Garden State. Well as normal as things can be when the owner of the house is a paranormal hitman whose roommate is a boogeyman. But things don’t get really strange until an uninvited guest arrives on the front lawn…

In flash fiction, we have Johann Thorsson’s First, Bite Just a Finger, a descent into a creepy new addiction, and Elizabeth’s Pirate Army by Caroline M. Yoachim, which follows a young girl’s war to save her neighborhood from an invading kraken.

And in Part Five of The Forever Endeavor, Chuck Wendig takes us on a trip to the casino with Dale and the Box and a plan.

Also, if you haven’t seen it, we’re running a Year Two subscription drive with some prizes through Sunday the 15th. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know. Or, if you would like to get a subscription for someone as a gift, shoot me an email at [email protected] I’ll get it set up for you, and you’ll be entered in the drawings.

Thanks as always!

© 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.