Fireside



Fireside’s goal is to publish great storytelling, regardless of genre. What do we mean by great storytelling? We want stories that go somewhere, that keep readers asking, as Neil Gaiman put it in the introduction to his Stories anthology: “… and then what happened?”

We’re not looking for character studies or metafiction or hallucinatory visions. (We LIKE those things; it’s just not what we publish in Fireside.)

And yes, we seriously mean any genre. We have published sci-fi, horror, crime, near-future, and straight modern non-speculative fiction. The stories have all been terrific, and we are looking for more of those genres and from the many genres we haven’t explored. Just tell us a good story.

Vague? A little. But we think it’s exciting, too. No two issues of Fireside will have the same feel, and we hope that makes every issue a little more surprising. If you’re not quite sure if your story fits, please send it and our editors can decide.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Sep 17, 2017 thru Sep 23, 2017 (Ends 1 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 5, 2017 thru Nov 11, 2017 (Begins 43 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
General
Horror
Mystery/Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Western

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
12 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 4000 words
12 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 255 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 15.00 mean avg | 8 median | 100 max days
Responded:
99.21%
Accepted:
4.31%
Rejected:
94.90% (3.71% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
0.78%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.78%
Pending:
157 pending responses (0 min | 3 mean avg | 4 median | 20 max days waiting)
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