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by L. D. Lewis

Someone, back when this all started, decided it would be the children who saved them, so children were bred for this work.

An enormous wolf swallows a NYC cab. The city looms in the distance.

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by Danny Lore

He should have been at the kennel an hour ago, long before he started feeling the beast twist and slither under his skin…

Aug 12, 2019 | news

Announcing Our 2020 Guest Editors

by Pablo Defendini

I’m pleased to announce the guest editors for Fireside Quarterly in 2020.

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by Joanne Rixon

From behind the prison walls, a shout turns into a scream turns into a screeching inhuman wail, rising and rising unbearably until it tears open the afternoon…

Aug 5, 2019 | news

Step into the Xenowealth with us

by Pablo Defendini

Fireside has acquired the rights to re-publish Tobias S. Buckell’s Xenowealth series of books: Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, and The Apocalypse Ocean.

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The Brightest Lights of Heaven

by Maria Haskins

We knew that beneath the surface we were something else entirely — something hungry, something jagged…

Three figures build an ephemeral staircase to the moon.

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The Staircase to the Moon

by M. K. Hutchins

Earth goddesses always die for their people.


Three of Swords, King of Cups

by Ali Trotta

there’s nothing neat about what’s sacred, so I revel in the mess

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Not All Caged Birds Sing

by Sheree Renée Thomas

The door I opened revealed a gaping hole in myself. Hunger filled me but I refused to eat.

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Amanda Draws Crows

by José Pablo Iriarte

Sometimes she didn’t even see what she drew. Her hands took over and drew what they wanted, and everything else faded away.

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