Some Good News At Last

Dear Readers, Authors, and Friends of EDF,

We finally have some good news for you.

Our new submission system has taken a bit longer to be ready than anticipated, but it has now been confirmed that our early alpha group of test authors will be able to register with the system and submit stories within the week, by next Monday (March 7th) at the latest.

For those of you not already following this drama in our EDF Roundtable group on Facebook, “early alpha” means the first group of testers, before a public beta release. A small group of dauntless authors have volunteered to be the first ones into the system, prepared to deal with whatever unexpected bugs and glitches might come up. They (and our editorial team) will be testing the system with real submissions, which means that shortly thereafter we should have some stories to publish for you.

Then, once that first batch of submissions has survived the process and we’re confident that the system can handle heavier activity, we’ll open it up to everyone else for the public beta phase.

In the meantime, over the next couple of weeks as we open the system and collect enough accepted stories to start publishing again, we have a plan: let’s dig through our archives together. We’ll be presenting lists of personal favourites and recommendations from our editorial team to get you started, and we might even get some of our friends and long-time authors to share EDF reading lists as well. Many thanks to K.C. Ball for the suggestion!

This will be an exciting few weeks for us…

Sincerely,
Camille Gooderham Campbell
Managing Editor

 

Rate this story:
 average 4.8 stars • 17 reader(s) rated this

Every Day Fiction

  • Walter Giersbach

    Good luck as you go forward. You guys are the best and I’ve missed EDF.

  • Sarah Crysl Akhtar

    I lift my tearstained face from my sodden pillow in dazed joy…

  • Chris Antenen

    I did what Sarah did, but less beautifully stated: like i’ve been so DEPRESSED y’all.

  • S Conroy

    Whoop, whoop! I only arrived here by some click reflex. Or was that a sixth sense?

  • Michael Stang

    Open, open, open!

  • Excellent news! I’ve really missed EDF! Can’t wait for more stories and to submit a few more of my own.

  • ray bradnock

    Excellent news!! Is Everyday Poetry dead now?

    • Camille Gooderham Campbell

      Hi Ray, we still have the domain name and have been trying to recover the archives lost to a virus/hacker attack. I recently found out that there may be a backup available, and I’m hoping to acquire and restore it.

      To resume publication, we would need a team of editors. We have the domain and the hosting space to do it. The new submission system being developed for EDF would also be able to work for EDP.

      At the very least, I’d like to get the archives restored so those poems are still available to readers.

      • ray bradnock

        Camille

        That would be great. Not sure about what you do for editors? Do they have to be either Shakespeare or Pulitzer Prize winners…?

        I would be happy to give some of my time towards this on a totally voluntary basis.

        Kind Regards

        Ray

        • Camille Gooderham Campbell

          Ray, I’d love to talk to you more about this. If you could use the contact form to get in touch with me, that would be great.