About the Staff

Camille Gooderham Campbell (Managing Editor)

Camille Gooderham Campbell has been a part of EDF since it opened for submissions in 2007. Professionally, she provides e-book design and production services, edits fiction and non-fiction for select clients, and writes under a pen name. She has an Honours B.A. specializing in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where she was privileged to study creative writing with Professor J. Edward Chamberlin.

Camille’s taste in fiction is eclectic, with favourite authors ranging from Jane Austen to Jilly Cooper, Robert A. Heinlein to Anne McCaffrey, and Pauline Gedge to Jack Whyte. She reads all genres, with a particular interest in speculative and historical fiction, and also collects classic children’s literature.

She likes to read both really short stories and big thick novels, often at the same time.


Tim Boiteau (Editor)

Tim Boiteau was a semiregular contributor at EDF for years before joining the staff. He studied Literature at the University of South Carolina, where he went on to attain a PhD in Experimental Psychology. His third and fourth novels The Nilwere (Grendel Press) and The Neighborhood Game (Book Forge) are due out 2024-2025. He has won a Writers of the Future award and Story of the Year at 50-Word Stories. You can explore his fiction here.

His favorite books (recent and all-time) include Convenience Store Woman, The Aspern Papers, House of Leaves, The Vegetarian, Concrete Island, Moby-Dick, and South: The Endurance Expedition. Some things he hopes to see in your submissions are quirky characters, novel settings, experimentation with form, second-person narration, constrained writing, and horror that gets under the skin.


Joseph Kaufman (Editor)

After growing up on a farm in western Iowa, Joe headed to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines to attend Drake University. There, he worked at Hubbell Dining Hall during his four-year stint, honing such skills as garbage removal, cardboard crushing, and churning out exquisitely atrocious “Hubbell Man” adventures. His time at Drake ended with the near-accidental acquisition of degrees in Mathematics and Physics, disciplines Joe immediately abdicated for a halcyon career in Information Technology. Some years later, Joe moved to St. Louis where his presence caused the Rams to grow progressively worse each year. His move to Wisconsin in 2009 may have afforded them a tiny resurgence, just so they could relocate to Los Angeles seven years later.

Joe now lives the high life in the Madison area with his beautiful wife, lovely daughters, and his collection of over 1,500 beer bottles that takes up over 330 feet of shelving. He is the Applications Development Manager for the world’s largest rodenticide company. Joe affords vermin no quarter, perhaps in response to his childhood days on the farm when a mouse stole some of his precious cheese.

Joe enjoys consuming all kinds of short-form fiction, where his favorite authors include Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor. He has done a fair bit of writing and reading in a couple online communities and contests, with a love of con-crit reviewing taking the fore.

In 2015, Joe completed his first paid,  free-lance editing gig which he enjoyed very much (the editing, not the money. OK, the money, too).


J.C. Towler (Editor)

J.C. Towler lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, enjoying life at the beach before it disappears under the rising seas. He graduated from California State University, Chico in the 80’s then toiled in Washington, D.C. for several years as a Congressional staffer before starting a career in law enforcement. He has two kids from a previous marriage who he is raising in the ways of the Force. He believes Han shot first, Alan Ritchson is a way better Jack Reacher than Tom Cruise, and that Season 9 of Game of Thrones should start with Bobby Ewing in the shower telling Pam that Season 8 and the Star Wars sequels were just a bad dream. 

He mainly writes suspense, horror, and science fiction, though he dabbles in every genre. 

John D. McDonald, Larry McMurtry, and George R.R. Martin count among his favorite modern writers.


Glenn Mori (Senior Editorial Assistant)

Fiction is Glenn’s most recent area of study.

The first discipline was music, where he completed a masters degree in music composition, followed by accounting, more practice with jazz music, and then writing about online poker, where he remains winning micro stakes player.

His ruminations about fiction can be found at www.intermittentrain.com.


Jerry Robinette (Senior Slush Reader)

Jerry Robinette is a Documentation Analyst with a health insurance company. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop (class of ’79) and aspires to achieve fame and fortune by translating Spanish-language speculative fiction into English. (Because there are so many rich and famous translators….)


Cameron Wooley (Slush Reader)

Cameron is a copywriter by trade and spends her working hours helping companies craft compelling content for their ads. Though she likes marketing quite a bit, her true passion lies in writing and reading short fiction. Big ideas in tiny packages excite her, and she’ll happily devour any story she can have with a warm cup of tea.

Cameron holds her Bachelor’s degree in music, and her stories have been published in The Weird Reader and Microfiction Monday Magazine. She lives in Florida with her (extremely patient) husband and their cat.


Gemma Campbell (Slush Reader)

(bio coming soon)


Past managing editors include:
Jordan Ellinger

Past editors include:
Elissa Vann Struth • Rose Gardener
Jenn Q. Goddu • Melissa Reynolds
Carol Clark

Past webmasters include:
Steven Smethurst

Past podcast managers include:
Folly Blaine • Alexander Jones

Past editorial assistants include:
Patricia La Barbera • Shelley Dayton • Emily Skaftun
Aliza Greenblatt • Tara Sim • Sealey Andrews
Dustin Adams • L. M. Finch • Tiffany John

Past slush readers include:
Scott Cosby • Elise Palmer • Davina Colpman • Gay Degani
K.C. Ball • Hillary Degani • Katheryn McLaughlin • Jana Seely
Martin Turton • Joe Daniels • Brenda Stokes • Michelle Jager
Laura Crowe • Devan Goldstein • Laurel Fuller • S.A. Ross
Ben Carey • Melanie Browne • Karen Monroe • Nicole Lavigne
Kip Hanson • Dale Rappaneau • Laura Barnett • J.B. Michaud
Jonathan Cardew • Kate Sheeran • Colleen F. Ciccozzi
Nicole Dunaway • Layla Blackwell • Kent DuFault
J. Chris Lawrence • Jadah McCoy • Miriam Lee • Edward Beach
Tiana Rapley • Tony Held • Michael Boettcher • Lara Dolphin
David Beavers • Andrew Cochrane • Danielle Dyal • Emma Munro
John Paul Hernandez, Jr. • Mary Casey • Jeff Switt • Nadya Bauman
Kylie Krummel • Elizabeth Hoyle • MiKayla Milburn • Mai Nguyen
Charlotte Willis • Isabella Mori


Jordan Ellinger (Founder)

Jordan Ellinger is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest and is a Clarion West graduate.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Steven. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.


Steven Smethurst (Founder)

Website: blog.abluestar.com

Steven Smethurst is a Vancouver-based Maker, Hacker, Coder, and Artist.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Jordan. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.