Fireside is a fucking great magazine.
Brian White put together three full issues via Kickstarter, featuring powerful stories across all genres by some incredible writers (Blackmoore, Bear, Howard, Liu, Grintalis, etc). Further, he pays his authors very well — well above what is sadly an unevolved base professional rate.
Fireside’s back with a new Kickstarter, this time transitioning from a print magazine to an online-only and e-book presence. And, in this iteration, I’m on board, too.
In fact, I’m on board with a 12-part serial storytelling experiment (tentatively titled “The Forever Endeavor”). It’s been a story I’ve wanted to write for a long time but which is challenging for reasons that will become apparent should the Kickstarter reach its goal — it’s not exactly a mainstream story and it’ll be funny and sorta fucked up and something of a noodle-cooker in terms of how it boggles my brain (and hopefully yours). So, I’m excited to have a forum to put this thing to paper — er, “paper” — and get it into people’s heads.
Plus, Brian’s got other great writers joining in, putting me in some excellent company — Ken Liu, Delilah Dawson, Karina Cooper, and the mighty Lilith Saintcrow.
Plus: design by Pablo Defendini!
And that artwork by Galen Dara, c’mon. C’mon.
Want in? Then put me to work.