From The Editors
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October brings you stories for both Fire Prevention Week and Halloween.
Fire Prevention Week runs from the 3rd to the 9th, and you’ll notice some fire-related titles during that week: “Fire Safety” by Matt Cowens, “No Smoke Without Fire” by Debbie Cowens, and “After the Fire” by Stef Hall. Enjoy the stories, check your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms, and thank a firefighter.
For Halloween, we have a chilling week-long selection of suspense and horror pieces for you, leading up to “Spider” by Tom Kepler on the 31st. Trick or treat!
We’re still looking for some Remembrance Day/Veterans’ Day pieces for November, as well as Thanksgiving, and we’re also starting to think about December’s lineup, so send us your holiday pieces now too.
We also have a change in our slush reading team. Laura Crowe and Michelle Jager have moved on to other things and will be much missed, and Adrienne Bard has just joined us. We do need at least one more slush reader, though, so get your application in if you’d like to give slush reading a try.
All of that said, make the most of your month’s ration of Halloween candy — love those mini chocolate bars! — and eat them with a good story.
October’s Table of Contents
|Oct 1||Zoe Palmer||Space to Breathe|
|Oct 2||Lynsey Miller||Mine|
|Oct 3||Sarah Evans||Being Bold|
|Oct 4||Matt Cowens||Fire Safety|
|Oct 5||Leigh Kimmel||The End of Her Line|
|Oct 6||Debbie Cowens||No Smoke Without Fire|
|Oct 7||A.L. Sirois||Closed System|
|Oct 8||Stef Hall||After The Fire|
|Oct 9||C.L. Holland||The Girl With the Clockwork Heart|
|Oct 10||Felicia Aguilar||Brutal Truths|
|Oct 11||Robert Schladale||That’s A Promise|
|Oct 12||Ben Langdon||The Girl On The Beach|
|Oct 13||KJ Kabza||How the Snake Got the Fork in His Tongue|
|Oct 14||Rasmenia Massoud||House Cleaning|
|Oct 15||Robert Edward Sullivan||Level Up|
|Oct 16||Rachel J Bailey||The Golden Toad|
|Oct 17||TFAhan||Panhandle Oil Rig|
|Oct 18||Stephanie King||Siren Song|
|Oct 19||Carmela Starace||And They Called It Puppy Love|
|Oct 20||Erin Lawless||Succubus|
|Oct 21||Liz Penn||One Step Behind|
|Oct 22||Martin Brick||The Perils of Thoughtful…|
|Oct 23||Alex Shvartsman||Good Advice|
|Oct 24||AJ Smith||Never Tell|
|Oct 25||John Impey||The Trial Of The Flea|
|Oct 26||Nathaniel Johnson||Bullyboys|
|Oct 27||Autumn Humphrey||The Valley of Death|
|Oct 28||Meghna Pant||Family Dinner|
|Oct 29||Jessica George||Fresh Snow|
|Oct 30||JR Hume||The Condemned Man|
|Oct 31||Tom Kepler||Spider|