Fiction, We Have a Problem: It’s Racism

#BlackSpecFic: A Fireside Fiction Company special report

Brian J. White
Jul 26, 2016 · 5 min read

In 2015, of 2,039 stories published in 63 magazines, 38 were written by black writers. 38. That’s not even 2 percent.

The probability that it is random chance that only 1.96 percent of published writers are black in a country where 13.2 percent of the population is black is 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000321%.

So here’s what Fireside is going to do

A few notes to the manbaby angrily writing a comment on this post or on Twitter about #BlackSpecFic

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Fireside Fiction Company has two goals: to find and publish great stories regardless of genre, and to pay our writers and artists well. Fireside Magazine publishes flash fiction, short stories, and serials. Fireside Books published its first novel in 2015.

Thanks to Pablo Defendini.

Brian J. White

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Newspaper editor. Founder of Fireside Fiction Company.

Fireside Fiction

Fireside Fiction Company has two goals: to find and publish great stories regardless of genre, and to pay our writers and artists well. Fireside Magazine publishes flash fiction, short stories, and serials. Fireside Books published its first novel in 2015.