Issue 15 is live! And Year 2 is Complete!
You can jump straight to Issue 15 here.
And here we are, at the end of Year 2. Thank you, again, to everyone who has made this possible, the Kickstarter... Read more
Issue 14 is live!
You can jump right to Issue 14 here.
We’re down to the final two issues of Year Two! Wow, that kind of went by fast. In such a good way.... Read more
We're opening to submissions June 1-30
Fireside will be accepting submissions of flash fiction and short stories from June 1-30. You can read about what we're looking for here!
Issue 13 is live!
You can jump straight to Issue 13 here
We have three stories with one-word titles this month, and they all deal, in different ways, with love and loss. I swear... Read more
Issue 12 is live!
You can jump straight to Issue 12 here.
Our short story for April is Jason Ridler’s Rocket Ship Nirvana, a non-genre story set in the summer of 1994. It... Read more
Final Hours to Get Year 3 Funded!
The Year 3 Kickstarter has 34 hours left, and just like Year 2, we are making our big climb at the end. We have about $9,500 to raise.
If... Read more
One week left for Year 3!
Hey everyone. The Year 3 Kickstarterhas a week left to fund, and it's at about the same place Year 2 was with a week left, which means it's time... Read more
24-hour pledge-matching challenge
Hey everyone, just a quick note: Friend of Fireside @bekkiwrites is matching up to $625 in pledges to Year 3 for the next 24 hours. It ends at 2pm... Read more
Issue 11 is out! | And help us Kickstart Year 3!
You can jump right to Issue 11 here.
Our short story this month is an aching noir cyborg story by Karina Cooper, Four Tons Too Late. Galen Dara’s art... Read more
Year 3 Kickstarter is live!
The Year 3 Kickstarter is live! If you’re a longtime follower of my personal Twitter account (@talkwordy) I highly recommend watching the video.
Issue 10 is live | Plans for Year 3
As we enter the second half of Year Two, we’re starting to get our ideas for Year Three together. You can read here about our plan (starting with a Kickstarter... Read more
Welcome to Issue 9!
You can jump right to Issue 9 here.
We have two short stories this month, one more than usual!. In Steven J. Dines' A Trick of the Night, we get... Read more
Issue 8 is out!
You can go straight to Issue 8 here.
Our short story for December is The Gangs of Gnome Jersey by A. E. Decker. A. E. brings us to a quiet... Read more
Issue 7 is live!
You can go straight to Issue 7 here.
Our short story for November is Catch a Fallen Star by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks. She takes us to a planet whose orbit takes... Read more
Issue 6 is up!
Hey everyone! Issue 6 is live!
Our short story this month is full of costumes and masks, but not on trick or treaters. In Sell it Like Death, James McGee... Read more
Issue 5 is live!
Hey everyone. Issue 5 just went live!
Also, we've added pages on Facebook and Google+ if you'd like to add us.
We've had a great launch. People seem to be enjoying Issue 4 and our new site, and we've picked up a couple dozen new subscribers since last week.... Read more
Year Two launches Wednesday!
Hello everyone! We're ready! And we are officially launching on Wednesday!
But logins for backers should start trickling in on Tuesday night. So keep your eyes out!
The table of... Read more
Launch date postponed
Remember I said the gods laugh when you make plans?
They are laughing now.
We've hit a bit of a wall with the development of the website and won't be... Read more
Year Two launch date: July 8!
Well the title kind of gives the next sentence away, doesn't it? But, keeping in mind that the gods laugh when you make plans, we have a launch... Read more
So, a bit over two months after the Kickstarter, here are where things stand:
*We received just a hair under 600 submissions of flash fiction between March 15 and May... Read more
8 days left to submit short stories | Another chance to have your name in Chuck's serial
Two quick things:
There are only 8 days left to submit flash fiction for Year Two of Fireside. All the details are here.
Also, my friend Des Richard is... Read more
Flash fiction submissions closing on May 1
We have gotten nearly 300 flash fiction stories so far and are finding good stuff in there. We are going to close the window for submissions on May 1, so... Read more
Quick update and a couple Kickstarters you might like
Wow, has it really been three weeks since our big finish? We've got a lot going on, and time is flying by!
After 11 days, we've had nearly... Read more
We are now open to flash fiction submissions1
Flash fiction submissions are now open, until at least May 1! All the details are on our submissions page.
Also, we sent out the bulk of the backer reward surveys... Read more
Flash-fiction submission guidelines
Fireside will be opening to submissions for flash fiction on March 15. We plan on staying open at least until May 1, and will give two weeks' notice before we... Read more
The morning after
Wow. My head is still spinning about how awesome yesterday was. Here's what a rally looks like:
We had 248 new backers and raised $7,245 just yesterday, catapulting us over the top.... Read more
WE DID IT
Wow. What a crazy two days! We finished with 729 backers, and $26,050! I am floored. I will be posting updates on where we go from here later in the week,... Read more
14 hours to go!
Wow. We had an incredible day yesterday, pulling in $5,558 in pledges and 153 new backers (hello and welcome new backers!) along with a slew of pledge increases. Things have... Read more
38 hours left and 40% to go!
Hey everyone! Welcome to all our new backers. We've had a big surge overnight and are now at almost 60% with 38 hour left.
Which means we still have $10,000... Read more
6 days left! | Q&A with Steven J. Dines
With 6 days to go, we still need to raise a bit over $14,000. We can do this!
Here's the last of the writer Q&A's. Tomorrow we'll hear from PAblo... Read more
One week left! | Q&A with Lilith Saintcrow
This is it: One week left, and a little under $15,000 to go! This is well within reach, so please keep spreading the word, and let people know the clock... Read more
Past 40% with 8 days to go, and Q&A with M. Bennardo
Hey all! We passed through 40% over the weekend. This is a good spot to be in as we begin our final run. Please let people know about Fireside on... Read more
Q&A with Year Two short story writer Jonas David
As of this writing, we are just $68 from $10,000 and 40%, and 2 backers from 250. We are taking a deep breath now over the weekend before we launch... Read more
Q&A with Year Two short story writer Karina Cooper
Another fine day yesterday has us within $200 of $10,000, which is 40%, with 12 days to go. We're also just a few backers shy of hitting 250. Please keep... Read more
Q&A with Fireside short story writer James McGee
Yesterday went well, especially after we announced the new rewards, and we're almost at $9,500 with 13 days to go!
A couple people have asked: what if I already chose... Read more
New Rewards: Author-specific Tuckerizations, engraved liquor decanters, and a pair of garden gnomes
We've been brainstorming new reward ideas and have come up with a few good ones. All of these include a 1-year, 12-issue subscription and art from Galen Dara.
First, we've... Read more
Q&A with Year Two short story writer Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
We had a very nice day yesterday, with a bunch of new pledges pushing us almost to $9,000! Thanks to everyone, as always!
Q&A with Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
Why are stories important,... Read more
Q&A with Year Two serial writer Chuck Wendig
Good morning! Welcome to Week 3 of the Kickstarter. We had a good run into the weekend and are now up to 33% funded with two weeks to go!
Welcome... Read more
Q&A with Jason S. Ridler
We're closing in on $7,000! Thanks everyone!
Q&A with Jason S. Ridler
Why are stories important, and what compels you to be a storyteller?
Two questions in one, huh? Cheater!... Read more
Q&A with Year Two short story writer Ken Liu
Another good day yesterday! We've almost hit 27% funded!
Also, a reminder: I did an interview with Publishers Weekly Radio, which is airing during their show at 3 p.m. ET... Read more
Q&A with Year Two short story writer Delilah S. Dawson
We had a very good day yesterday and as of this afternoon we are at $6,409, just $91 away from 26%. Thanks to our new backers!
Also, I did an... Read more
Q&A with A.E. Decker
Hello all! As of this writing we are just $11 away from hitting $6,000, which would be 24% funded. We also passed 150 backers yesterday. Thanks as always!
Q&A with... Read more
Update and Q&A with Adam P. Knave
Welcome to Week 2 of the Kickstarter! We are getting very close to $6,000, which is 24% of our goal. Thanks for helping to spread the word on and off... Read more
Free stories from Issue Two
Hey everyone! We're still moving along nicely. Thanks for all the word-spreading you've been doing. It's definitely helping people find us!
We just got all of the stories from Issue... Read more
Plenty of progress, and some links
Hey everyone! We're up to 110 backers, $4,671, and just shy of being 19% of the way to our goal since launching on Monday. We are thrilled with how strong... Read more
Great first day, plus a note about submissions
Wow, what an awesome start! We are up to $3,937, nearly 16% of our goal, and have 87 backers. That is by far the most money and biggest number of... Read more