April’s Table of Contents

editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell

From the Editors

Since I’m not actually convinced that anyone reads these editorials, I’ll save the important stuff for a “special site announcement” at another time. Sound good? There’s also the minor matter that this happens to be April Fools’ Day, so putting up serious business today just seems odd, maybe a little wrong, and somehow awkward.

For Readers

On April 7th, we will be featuring the winning story from Flash Fiction Chronicles’ String-of-10 SEVEN contest, “Options” by Jack Cooper.

We don’t have much in the way of actual themed stories for the various holidays and celebrations this month, but we’ve done our best to find stories that fit with the essence of each special day.

We’re recognizing April Fools’ Day with “In the Chocolate Saloon” by Jan Alexander, and then the first day of Passover with Sarah Rachel Egelman‘s “The Order of Things”. On Easter Sunday, we’ll be offering you “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” by Edison McDaniels. Finally, “Red Ampersands” by Dale J Rappaneau, Jr will be featured on Administrative Professionals’ Day. We hope you enjoy these, and all our other stories.

For Writers

You know the drill. We need anything that needs to make it into May’s calendar by April 26th at the latest… May Day, Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and any other special days you celebrate and want to share.

In staffing news, we’re sorry to see long-time slush reader Tony Held and long-time editorial assistant Dustin Adams step down to focus on other things, and we wish them the best of luck going forward. (No, this is not an April Fool thing. We really are minus a couple of great team members.)

And now, here’s what you can look forward to this month…

April’s Table of Contents

Apr 1 Jan Alexander In the Chocolate Saloon
Apr 2 Rebecca Birch Like a Lover’s Hands
Apr 3 Brian Toups The Unwinnable Fight
Apr 4 Sarah Rachel Egelman The Order of Things
Apr 5 Edison McDaniels Fearfully And Wonderfully Made
Apr 6 Hermine Robinson Talent Show
Apr 7 Jack Cooper Options
Apr 8 Sarah Sotan Head of the Household
Apr 9 Joe Essid The Actuary
Apr 10 Carol Parks What Happens in Philly
Apr 11 Nadia N Reddy London Bridges Falling in Love
Apr 12 Owen Rapine Just Behind the Ear
Apr 13 Lisa Lebduska Burning Love
Apr 14 James Zahardis Finished with Engines
Apr 15 Stephen V. Ramey Bow Ties and Jell-O Cubes
Apr 16 Jason J. Nugent Cat Got Your Tongue?
Apr 17 A. J. Capper Medium Rare
Apr 18 Russ Heitz The Phone Call
Apr 19 Kristin Lea Berry Love, Hope, Joy – Three Mysterious Illnesses
Apr 20 Liz Colter A Tale of Two Tenants
Apr 21 Lynette Mejia When I Needed You Most
Apr 22 Dale J Rappaneau, Jr Red Ampersands
Apr 23 Shivaun Conroy Strangers in the Night
Apr 24 Jessamy Dalton Cape Dreams
Apr 25 Matthew Harrison Machines on Top
Apr 26 Mysti Parker Won’t You be My Neighbor?
Apr 27 Rosalie Kempthorne Don’t Do It
Apr 28 Rollin T Gentry Magic 8-Ball
Apr 29 C S Morgan End of the Line
Apr 30 Laura Blackwell The Eternal Goodnight

*please note that a minor correction has been made to the originally scheduled publication dates for a couple of stories.

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  • MPmcgurty

    I read them. 😉

  • MPmcgurty

    I read them. 😉

  • Carl Steiger

    I’m glad to see that Star Wars Day is recognized as a holiday.

  • Carl Steiger

    I’m glad to see that Star Wars Day is recognized as a holiday.

  • Ummm…according to the editorial, you will be offering my story, Fearfully And Wonderfully Made, on Easter Sunday, which I believe is April 5th this year. Yet, the calendar lists the story appearing on April 12th.

    Not a big deal in the overall scheme of things, but what’s up? Are you moving Easter?

    Just curious.

    • Camille Gooderham Campbell

      Thank you for catching that! Sometimes I move things around as I’m laying out the calendar to adjust things like the distribution of genres through the month. After I had placed your story on Easter, I then foolishly moved it down a week without thinking about why it had been placed on the 5th in the first place. Your publication date is Easter Sunday, and I’ve corrected the table of contents to reflect that. Apologies also to Owen Rapine whose story has now been moved to the 12th.

      • April 12 is Orthodox Easter, so it wasn’t totally wrong. 😉

  • Ummm…according to the editorial, you will be offering my story, Fearfully And Wonderfully Made, on Easter Sunday, which I believe is April 5th this year. Yet, the calendar lists the story appearing on April 12th.

    Not a big deal in the overall scheme of things, but what’s up? Are you moving Easter?

    Just curious.

    • Camille Gooderham Campbell

      Thank you for catching that! Sometimes I move pieces around as I’m laying out the calendar (to adjust things like the distribution of genres through the month). After I had placed your story on Easter, I then foolishly moved it down a week without thinking about why it had been placed on the 5th in the first place. Your publication date is Easter Sunday, and I’ve corrected the table of contents to reflect that. Apologies also to Owen Rapine whose story has now been moved to the 12th.

      • April 12 is Orthodox Easter, so it wasn’t totally wrong. 😉