A tlahuelpuchi, a Mexican vampire flies through the night

Sep 5, 2019 | essay

Shapeshifting Sorcery: The Persistence of Mesoamerican Magic

by David Bowles

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I understood these spooky tales of shapeshifting were remnants of something older, diluted by time and Conquest and Catholicism.

short story

Shelter, Sustenance, Self

by Aimee Ogden

It’s all been leading to this. Learning to use this body of false flesh…

Aug 29, 2019 | essay

Saving the World, Saving Ourselves: The Role of Justice in the Enviromentalist Movement

by Grace Villmow

Weighing in at around 5% of the earth’s population, Americans consume over 30% of the world’s resources.

short story

For What Dignity Remains

by Michelle Muenzler

Dignity is important for the dead, so we are taught.


How to Spend Your Free Time

by Charles Payseur

First plan for your future save for cars children vacations houses

short story


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.

short story


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.

short story


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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