editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Since I’m not actually convinced that anyone reads these editorials, I’ll save the important stuff for a “special site announcement” at another time. Sound good? There’s also the minor matter that this happens to be April Fools’ Day, so putting up serious business today just seems odd, maybe a little wrong, and somehow awkward.
On April 7th, we will be featuring the winning story from Flash Fiction Chronicles’ String-of-10 SEVEN contest, “Options” by Jack Cooper.
We don’t have much in the way of actual themed stories for the various holidays and celebrations this month, but we’ve done our best to find stories that fit with the essence of each special day.
We’re recognizing April Fools’ Day with “In the Chocolate Saloon” by Jan Alexander, and then the first day of Passover with Sarah Rachel Egelman‘s “The Order of Things”. On Easter Sunday, we’ll be offering you “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” by Edison McDaniels. Finally, “Red Ampersands” by Dale J Rappaneau, Jr will be featured on Administrative Professionals’ Day. We hope you enjoy these, and all our other stories.
You know the drill. We need anything that needs to make it into May’s calendar by April 26th at the latest… May Day, Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and any other special days you celebrate and want to share.
In staffing news, we’re sorry to see long-time slush reader Tony Held and long-time editorial assistant Dustin Adams step down to focus on other things, and we wish them the best of luck going forward. (No, this is not an April Fool thing. We really are minus a couple of great team members.)
And now, here’s what you can look forward to this month…
April’s Table of Contents
|Apr 1||Jan Alexander||In the Chocolate Saloon|
|Apr 2||Rebecca Birch||Like a Lover’s Hands|
|Apr 3||Brian Toups||The Unwinnable Fight|
|Apr 4||Sarah Rachel Egelman||The Order of Things|
|Apr 5||Edison McDaniels||Fearfully And Wonderfully Made|
|Apr 6||Hermine Robinson||Talent Show|
|Apr 7||Jack Cooper||Options|
|Apr 8||Sarah Sotan||Head of the Household|
|Apr 9||Joe Essid||The Actuary|
|Apr 10||Carol Parks||What Happens in Philly|
|Apr 11||Nadia N Reddy||London Bridges Falling in Love|
|Apr 12||Owen Rapine||Just Behind the Ear|
|Apr 13||Lisa Lebduska||Burning Love|
|Apr 14||James Zahardis||Finished with Engines|
|Apr 15||Stephen V. Ramey||Bow Ties and Jell-O Cubes|
|Apr 16||Jason J. Nugent||Cat Got Your Tongue?|
|Apr 17||A. J. Capper||Medium Rare|
|Apr 18||Russ Heitz||The Phone Call|
|Apr 19||Kristin Lea Berry||Love, Hope, Joy – Three Mysterious Illnesses|
|Apr 20||Liz Colter||A Tale of Two Tenants|
|Apr 21||Lynette Mejia||When I Needed You Most|
|Apr 22||Dale J Rappaneau, Jr||Red Ampersands|
|Apr 23||Shivaun Conroy||Strangers in the Night|
|Apr 24||Jessamy Dalton||Cape Dreams|
|Apr 25||Matthew Harrison||Machines on Top|
|Apr 26||Mysti Parker||Won’t You be My Neighbor?|
|Apr 27||Rosalie Kempthorne||Don’t Do It|
|Apr 28||Rollin T Gentry||Magic 8-Ball|
|Apr 29||C S Morgan||End of the Line|
|Apr 30||Laura Blackwell||The Eternal Goodnight|
*please note that a minor correction has been made to the originally scheduled publication dates for a couple of stories.