From the Editors
Once again, Every Day Fiction is changing and growing.
For some time, it had become apparent that Camille was taking on more and more of a managing role while Jordan had moved to more of an executive type role, and it only makes sense for our job titles to reflect that — thus, Camille Gooderham Campbell is now Managing Editor of EDF and Jordan Lapp is now Executive Editor.
In other related exciting news, Elissa Vann Struth, previously a slush reader, impressed us so much that she’s now our newest editor.
And in not-at-all-related news, for a special Halloween treat this month, we present to you our inaugural audio podcast:
“Silver Shells” by Michael D. Turner, as read by voice actor Josh Pendlebury. “Silver Shells” was originally published in EDF on February 5, 2008, and is included in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008
Check out our podcast page for more podcasts and information
K.C. Ball has stepped down as an EDF slush reader, and while we definitely miss her on our team, we’re delighted to kick off October with her return to EDF’s virtual pages — “Canticles” was submitted only a day after her resignation from the slush.
For Canadians, Thanksgiving is in October, and we’re featuring “Water Bottle Musings” by Rachel Lim on Sunday October 11th, followed by Fred Meyer‘s “Blind Spots” on the holiday Monday — two very different stories about things to be thankful for.
On Sunday October 25th, we’re proud to present the first-place winner of the Flash Fiction Chronicles’ first String-of-10 Contest: “The Haircut” by Sharon E. Trotter. Visit FFC to learn more about the entries, the judges, the other winners and how the contest was judged, and see what the judges said about Sharon’s story.
Finally, Halloween is coming up at the end of the month, and this year we’ve got it all: a week full of zombies, witches, vampires, shape-shifters and ghosts, starting on October 26th with Karel Smolders’ “Brains” and wrapping up on Halloween with Stefan Bachmann‘s “The Pale Lean Ones”. You’ll laugh, you’ll shudder, you’ll scream…
Get to know your new slush readers! We had an amazing response to our call for slush readers, and appreciate all the applications we received — at this time, three new readers have joined our team: Katheryn McLaughlin, Jana Seely and Carol Clark. Check out their bios on our staff page, and say hello to them on our forums.
October’s Table of Contents
|Oct 1||K.C. Ball||Canticles|
|Oct 2||Alexander Salas||The Hungry Squirrel|
|Oct 3||Donna Gagnon||Ilker Drennan|
|Oct 4||Scotch Rutherford||Harvest Moon|
|Oct 5||Matthias R. Gollackner||Real World Heroism|
|Oct 6||Harry Steven Lazerus||We Had No Right|
|Oct 7||Megan Arkenberg||Grown from Man to Dragon|
|Oct 8||Jim Steel||Enemy of the Party|
|Oct 9||Mickey Mills||Trajectory|
|Oct 10||John A. Mackie||Destination: Beach|
|Oct 11||Rachel Lim||Water Bottle Musings|
|Oct 12||Fred Meyer||Blind Spots|
|Oct 13||G.T. MacMillan||Evidence|
|Oct 14||Sarah Hilary||Invisible Mend|
|Oct 15||Essie Gilbey||The Love Stone|
|Oct 16||Erin Ryan||Fark Those Takkloving Aliens|
|Oct 17||Wayne Scheer||Stripped of Innocence|
|Oct 18||Martin Turton||A Song for Cara|
|Oct 19||Krystyna Smallman||Miss Flossy and the Ferals|
|Oct 20||Karl El-Koura||Beat-Down|
|Oct 21||C.L. Holland||Beauty Sleeping|
|Oct 22||Eric V. Neagu||The Vegetarian|
|Oct 23||Shelley Dayton||Identity Crisis|
|Oct 24||Kendra C. Highley||When Mom’s Sick|
|Oct 25||Sharon E. Trotter||The Haircut|
|Oct 26||Karel Smolders||Brains|
|Oct 27||Stef Hall||Fingers|
|Oct 28||B. J. Adams||A Hearty Breakfast|
|Oct 29||Patrick Perkins||Feeding Time|
|Oct 30||Barbara A. Barnett||Dumping the Dead|
|Oct 31||Stefan Bachmann||The Pale Lean Ones|