What they want:
Fireside’s goal is to publish great storytelling, regardless of genre. What do we mean by great storytelling? We want stories that go somewhere, with plot and a beginning, middle, and end. 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. So far in Issues One and Two we have had sci-fi, horror, crime, near-future, and one piece of straight modern non-speculative fiction. They were all terrific, and we are looking for more of those and from all the many genres we haven’t explored. Just tell us a good story.
Length: 2,000-4,000 words
Payment: 12.5 cents per word
Submission Guidelines: http://firesidemag.com/submissions/