editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
For some reason, there seems to be… well, rather a lot of death in the stories we’ve selected this month. I do apologize to anyone who finds this a bit grim; it’s just that many of the best submissions we got involved death, one way or another. Sometimes this happens—a glut of some particular theme, some character type, some genre or setting—you’d almost think there’d been a writing prompt triggering it out there…
Having said that, is it weird to now say I hope you enjoy the stories we have for you this month?
For Father’s Day on June 21st, we’re featuring “A Cigarette for Lester” by Christopher Owen.
During the past few weeks, we’ve had some staff changes. We were sorry to see slush reader Michael Boettcher leave our team, and we hope you’ll join us in wishing him safe travels as he serves his country abroad. Lisa Finch and Melissa Reynolds have been promoted to editorial assistants, and we’re consequently looking to fill some slush reader openings.
Over at Flash Fiction Chronicles, we’re happy to welcome new managing editor Michael Mattson to carry on the work begun by Gay Degani and then Jim Harrington.
We’re currently looking for stories for July and August; that includes Canada Day, Independence Day, Bastille Day, and any summer stories you’d like to send us.
And now, here’s what you can look forward to over the course of this month…
June’s Table of Contents
|Jun 1||Andy Lumborg||Traditional Christmas In Port Talbot|
|Jun 2||Izabella Grace||Layla’s Monster|
|Jun 3||Rob Francis||Mercy|
|Jun 4||Dan Keeble||Busy, Busy|
|Jun 5||Catherine Mathews||Letters from Paris|
|Jun 6||Romana Guillotte||Old Receipt|
|Jun 7||Amy Morris-Jones||Carry On|
|Jun 8||Perry McDaid||Fencing With the Master|
|Jun 9||Pam L. Wallace||The Mirror Never Lies|
|Jun 10||Katherine Wingerter||Chalk|
|Jun 11||P.J. Monroe||Walk to the Lake|
|Jun 12||Janice Hager||Blue Skies|
|Jun 13||William Erbele||In Love|
|Jun 14||JT Gill||Just Us Two|
|Jun 15||Derek McMillan||Dead as a Dodo|
|Jun 16||Dan Malakin||All the Animals and Me|
|Jun 17||Frances Howard-Snyder||Faith|
|Jun 18||Hashim Hassan||Coin for Chorus|
|Jun 19||Claire Morgan||The Spice Cake|
|Jun 20||Benjmain Tyler Thacker||Genetics|
|Jun 21||Christopher Owen||A Cigarette for Lester|
|Jun 22||Daniel Boshoff||Le Fantome|
|Jun 23||Megan Manzano||Comatose|
|Jun 24||Chris Ovenden||Peace for our Times|
|Jun 25||Kelly Ospina||Deja Vu|
|Jun 26||Gio Clairval||Mamma Fanelli Does Just as She Pleases|
|Jun 27||Vickie S. Miller||The Things We Say|
|Jun 28||Alison Cooper||A Heart Like Jasper’s|
|Jun 29||Jay Nelson||Malitia!|
|Jun 30||Christopher Tepedino||Mahogany Plane|