Firewords 8 offers you the chance to escape the daily grind with some literary respite.

Join figures of the past and future as they grapple with their own vivid reality and dive into the unknown. Wander with those lost souls trapped in the present who are desperately searching for somewhere to go. Ideas of escape are universal and, ironically, inescapable.

As always, some of the stories are fantastical, some are steeped in harsh reality, but all are ultimately uplifting. This message is enhanced by the powerful work of talented artists from around the world.

Firewords is the magazine of fiery fiction & poetry brought to life with visual flair.

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  • 48 pages packed full of new writing and illustration from around the world
  • Absolutely no advertising
  • Independently produced with love
  • Printed on high-quality, uncoated paper for extra touchability

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  • Physical copy of Firewords 8

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  • Audiobook recording of all the stories and poems

  • Q&A with contributors

  • Editors' commentary audio recording

  • Digital goodies – desktop and mobile wallpapers

  • Hand-stamped bookmark

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Physical copy of Firewords 8

A physical copy of the anthology shipped to you anywhere in the world

Digital copy of Firewords 8

A digital PDF version of the anthology available to download to your device

Audiobook recordings

High-quality audio recordings of every story and poem, to listen to on the go

Editors' commentary

A special podcast where we discuss the whole issue and why we decided to publish each piece of writing

Q&A with contributors

Read interviews with some of our writers and artists about their life and work

Digital goodies

Download wallpapers for your desktop and mobile that feature Firewords artwork

Hand-stamped bookmark

Your copy of Firewords is shipped with a hand-stamped bookmark

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Firewords 8 Contributors:


ARTWORK BY Beena Mistry, Edu Lauton, Erda Estremera, Guillermo Ortego, Jade They, Jessica Meyrick, Luis Mendo, Maggie Chiang, Martin Jernberg, Ming Hai, Nina Jorg, Rondie Li, Sofia Sita, Wenting Li

WRITING BY Brittany Thompson, Carole Ellis, Carolyne Topdjian, Elizabeth Lovatt, Georgene Smith Goodin, Greg Michaelson, Hermine Robinson, Jacqueline Jules, Jen Falkner, Leslie Beckmann, Luke Larkin, Matt Dennison, P. D. Walter, Rick Blum, Sarah David, Stephanie Percival, Virginia Boudreau