From the Editors
Welcome to the final month of our second year of publication — yes, September 1st is our birthday, so August 31st concludes our second year of publication and wraps up eligibility for our 2009 anthology. We’ll be having a birthday party sometime in mid-September, so if you’re in or near Vancouver, Canada, watch our forums or our Facebook page for details.
There’s no surer sign of growth for a magazine than to have the staff expand beyond essential editorial and technical functions. We are excited to welcome Kevin Young of Young Media Company to handle our marketing and public relations needs. With Kevin’s talents on our side, be prepared to watch us grow!
As usual, we have stories from newcomers to EDF including Polenth Blake and Petra Michiko Gentleman. We also have some familiar names reappearing, such as Gustavo Bondoni and Erin M. Kinch, and a new story by Michael Ehart, author of the all-time top-ten-listed story “Without Napier“.
We’re pleased to announce that not one but two new slush readers have joined our team — Elissa Vann Struth and Joe Daniels. Check out their bios on our staff page.
In terms of seasonal fiction, Halloween is only two Tables of Contents away, so get your Halloween stories to us over the next couple of days to be sure of being read in time. We’re also interested in Thanksgiving pieces at this point, and you can start sending Christmas/Hanukkah/winter holiday pieces any time now too.
August’s Table of Contents
|Aug 1||Morley Young||Catching the Big One|
|Aug 2||Gustavo Bondoni||Tweets|
|Aug 3||Megan McGee||The Storyteller|
|Aug 4||Chuck Von Nordheim||Three Human Words|
|Aug 5||Donald Avery||The Language We Speak|
|Aug 6||Lia Molly Deromedi||Mike|
|Aug 7||Grant Wamack||Down Under|
|Aug 8||Sarah Ann Watts||Rubies Are Red|
|Aug 9||C.L. Holland||Gods of Concrete and Steel|
|Aug 10||Edward McDermott||Shore Leave|
|Aug 11||Michael Ehart||Jimmy Fourfingers|
|Aug 12||Valerie O’Riordan||A House, A Home|
|Aug 13||Paul Abbamondi||Hearts Will Never Be Practical|
|Aug 14||J.M. Cinq-Mars||Cosmos|
|Aug 15||Mark Rossmore||Day 483|
|Aug 16||Dave Macpherson||67 Mustang|
|Aug 17||Andrew E. Wheeler||Gimme Some Skin|
|Aug 18||Patrick Parr||How to Die Responsibly|
|Aug 19||Roger, Lord Zeck||Pete|
|Aug 20||Polenth Blake||Carousel Princess|
|Aug 21||Erin M. Kinch||Frigid|
|Aug 22||Emily Josephine McPhillips||Graduation|
|Aug 23||Rob Ganley||Growing Pains|
|Aug 24||Bill Ward||The Goon Eternal|
|Aug 25||Amy Corbin||Sayvon|
|Aug 26||Oonah V Joslin||True Colours|
|Aug 27||Beth Cato||Nipped in the Bud|
|Aug 28||Petra Michiko Gentleman||Thirsty|
|Aug 29||Nicholas Ozment||Orange Dreamsicles and Belly Rings|
|Aug 30||Sarah Prentice||Borrowed Words|
|Aug 31||Arthur Newton||Sinkin’ in the Rain|