October’s Table of Contents

editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell

From the Editors

One person trying to do too much isn’t good, especially when nasty life stuff strikes (like the back-to-school plague). I got weighed down by that in September… and now here we are into October, with everyone wondering where the stories are!

But there’s always a silver lining. I’m so happy to announce that Melissa Reynolds is stepping up as Deputy Managing Editor so that the magazine won’t go down when I do. She’s already shown her exceptional editorial eye and tact and communication skills as an editorial assistant, and I’m looking forward to sharing my duties with her and teaching her everything I know about managing a magazine.

For Readers

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers! And happy pumpkin-spice-and-miniature-candy-bar season to all.

We’ve got a couple of new Halloween stories coming at the end of the month — “Fat Vlad” by Kip Hanson on Friday, October 28th, to start off the costume-party weekend, and “Zombie Walk” by Lise Colas on Halloween itself. If you want more, or can’t wait, check out our Halloween tag page for some end-of-October stories from our archives.

For Writers

We’re now looking for some new slush readers! If you’re interested, check out this job description and application instructions. Once we’ve got a few new team members on board and trained, we’ll be ready to open our new submission system up to everyone. Announcements will be posted as we go.

In the meantime, get your stories ready for Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes Day, and other November things. It’s also not too early to be thinking about December — Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve.

But we all know you’re really here for the stories, so…

October’s Table of Contents

Oct 11 Sarah Crysl Akhtar Blackbird Pie
Oct 12 Frederick Charles Melancon Blast Off
Oct 13 Dan Keeble Grey Heart
Oct 14 Eddie D. Moore The Emperor’s Will
Oct 17 Jonathan Pinnock Too Old For Suzuki
Oct 18 T.D. Walker Bridge
Oct 19 Tyler Young In Apprehension
Oct 20 Stephen V. Ramey The Pig
Oct 21 Jeff Switt The Getaway
Oct 24 Derek McMillan Earwigging
Oct 25 Ken McGrath Live-Feed, Kill-Feed
Oct 26 Shivaun Conroy Jimmy and the Patient
Oct 27 Robert Kibble Harvest Festival
Oct 28 Kip Hanson Fat Vlad
Oct 31 Lise Colas Zombie Walk
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Every Day Fiction

  • Glad to see you back up and running!

  • Rose Gardener

    Congratulations, Melissa! That’s wonderful news. An excellent opportunity to broaden your skills and I’m certain you’ll do well at it. You’ll have an excellent tutor in Camille. 🙂

  • Pro

    Happy to see the stories for this month!