editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
First of all, we’re very pleased and relieved to be able to announce that our email server problems have finally been resolved. Our contact form is working again, team email addresses have been restored, and the issue affecting AOL, Comcast, and BT users has also been eliminated. Thank you all so much for your patience over the last couple of months while we’ve been wrestling with this problem.
Our latest serialized novel over at Every Day Novels, What Came Before by Gay Degani, is now into its fifth week — but it’s not too late to catch up! Of course, if you prefer to read in print, the hardcover edition will be released on Monday, April 7th. E-book and trade paperback editions will follow.
For April Fools’ Day, in all seriousness, we present to you Sean Jones‘ story “Mileage” (because a Table of Contents meant to be referred to all month long really isn’t the place to prank anyone, otherwise we’d absolutely do something silly here). If you enjoy April Fools’ stories, you can also see our list of past years’ offerings.
On April 8th, we’re featuring the first place winner of Flash Fiction Chronicles’ String-of-10 SIX competition: “Snowman Suicide” by Caroline Hall. Visit FFC to see the complete competition results.
Regrettably, we don’t have any Passover or Easter stories to share with you this year, but you might enjoy checking out what we have from previous years in our archives; mostly Easter stories, but there’s a Passover tag as well.
We’re now looking for Mother’s Day stories, prom stories, and anything to do with spring or May. There’s also Victoria Day, if you feel so moved. The deadline for May-specific stories is April 26th, thanks. We’re also starting to look at stories for June, so it’s not too soon to be thinking about Father’s Day, as well as stories about exams and graduation.
And now, here are the stories we’ll be publishing in the month ahead…
April’s Table of Contents
|Survivors in the Dark
|The White Door
|Katrina S. Forest
|Eight Months Left
|Pat R. Steiner
|Patricia J. Dorantes Ham
|Player One Game Over
|Sarah Crysl Akhtar
|The Janitor of Lido
|Robert J. McCarter
|Death by Starlight
|Leaving Las Vegas
|While Holding a Vintage, Lacquer Painted, Wooden Knight on a Saturday Afternoon in the Country
|These Words Through Time
|Brian J. Hunt
|Rainbow Sparkly Happy Fairy Valley
|The Unicorn Migration
|Oonah V Joslin
|A Random Kind of Music
|The Linden Tree
|Milo James Fowler
|Captain Quasar and the Momentous First Date
Note: the Table of Contents has been updated to reflect that the stories scheduled for April 21 and 22 have swapped publication dates, and the story originally scheduled for April 23 was removed.