editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
It’s always a little hard to believe that August is already upon us; time seems to fly by faster every year. For us, of course, August is the end of our year, currently bringing our sixth year to a close, which sometimes feels like forever in the world of online magazines.
Every year, our archives get richer with the treasure of stories from our past years. With the addition of tags to help readers find stories by topic or theme, we hope you’ve maybe clicked around and found some older stories to enjoy. You can also check out our list of author interviews, which has links to some of our most-read and most popular stories going back to our earliest days.
As always, we need your help to continue to thrive. One of the best things you can do to help us is spread the word — tell other readers and writers about EDF today, and help our community grow.
August is a laid-back month. Most countries have some sort of bank holiday or statutory holiday, a long weekend, an extra day off, but nothing we were able to celebrate with stories. Still, we’ve got an excellent lineup of flash fiction from authors old and new from around the world, including some perennial EDF favourites. Happy reading!
This month, we’re welcoming new slush reader Lara Dolphin, who will be starting with us on August 12th. We also anticipate some further changes in the lineup as September rolls around and commitments shift for some of our team members, so if you’ve ever thought about joining the EDF team as a volunteer slush reader, now would be a great time to see what’s involved and consider applying.
We need stories for Labour Day and back to school as soon as possible (deadline to be considered for September’s calendar is August 27th), and we’re also ready to look at stories for October starting right away (such as harvest, fall season, Canadian Thanksgiving, Samhain, Halloween, etc.).
But for now, it’s still summer, and here’s your reading list for the month ahead…
August’s Table of Contents
|Aug 1||A. Cochrane||Wheat|
|Aug 2||Matthew Harrison||Side Pocket|
|Aug 3||Faisal Pakkali||Everything Is Going To Be All Right|
|Aug 4||Sierra July||Watch Your World Crumble Around You|
|Aug 5||Natalie Bowers||A Legitimate Excuse|
|Aug 6||Beth Cato||A Song Not Fully Sung|
|Aug 7||Rhys Timson||Real Charity|
|Aug 8||D. Quentin Miller||Top Ten List|
|Aug 9||Cat Rambo||Three Wishes|
|Aug 10||Heather Morris||Up The Hill|
|Aug 11||Katherine M Lansky||Perfect|
|Aug 12||Milo James Fowler||Captain Quasar and the Pestiferous…|
|Aug 13||Camille Griep||Negative Amortization|
|Aug 14||Laura Beasley||A Baker’s Dozen Loaves of Bread|
|Aug 15||V.F. Elliott||Heavy Weather|
|Aug 16||Peter Hannah||Questionable Motives|
|Aug 17||Rob Butler||Here Today…|
|Aug 18||Dennis Milam Bensie||Sunday Drive|
|Aug 19||Carl Steiger||Quiet|
|Aug 20||Brandon Nolta||Giuseppe’s Boughs|
|Aug 21||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Singularity of Attachment|
|Aug 22||Katrina Ray-Saulis||Considering Fruit|
|Aug 23||Jesse Knifley||David’s Test|
|Aug 24||Carl Steiger||Portrait of a Young Man, with Vampire|
|Aug 25||Rohini Gupta||Tonight the World Ends|
|Aug 26||Kenton K. Yee||Aurora’s Sky|
|Aug 27||Melody Feldman||The Indian|
|Aug 28||D. A. D’Amico||Dee|
|Aug 29||Christina Dal Santo||Punk-Ass Mattresses|
|Aug 30||Nik Perring||Sex God|
|Aug 31||Lillian Duggan||The Orchid|