From the editor, Brian White:
"Fireside is a quarterly magazine of short fiction and comics. We have two goals. One is to publish great storytelling without regard to genre. As I like to quote Neil Gaiman, we want stories make the reader say, "And then what happened?"
Our other goal is to pay writers and artists at a rate that helps them make a living from their creative work. The current rate considered professional for short fiction is 5 cents per word. In Fireside, which publishes stories of 2,000-4,000 words, that would translate to $100 to $200, which isn't much considering the time that goes into writing, revising, and polishing a story. Fireside pays 12.5 cents per word, which means $250-$500, and we have what we hope are equivalent rates for our artists."
I will be sharing a table of contents with Stephen Blackmoore, Kat Howard, Jake Kerr, and Steve Walker, and the artwork will be done by the immensely talented Galen Dara.
And there are rewards for donations. Everything from electronic copies to autographed print copies to having a character in one of the stories named after you! So please, if you have a few dollars to spare, consider donating to Fireside.