From the Editors
It’s hard to believe that this month will bring our fourth year of publication to a close. At the end of August, we’ll have published 1463 stories over 48 months, published 3 print anthologies and started work on our fourth, and brought our past-and-present staff count to 33 (with 15 people currently active).
We hope you’ve enjoyed our stories over the past year, and we’ve done our best to close out the year this coming month on a strong note.
If you’re looking for something more to read, have you looked at our Top Stories page lately? Have a look back at the top ten stories of the past year, and see how many of them are also on our all-time top ten list, alongside stories that have held onto a top spot for more than a year (one of those is from 2008!). Will any of the stories coming up this month make it onto those lists?
On the subject of top stories, “Mistaken” by Sarah Evans was the top story for June 2011 at EDF — she was interviewed by Erin Kelly at Flash Fiction Chronicles in July.
Happy reading to all!
We have some staff changes again this month: editorial assistant Shelley Dayton is moving on to other things and will be greatly missed, and we’re pleased to welcome new slush readers Kip Hanson and Laurel Fuller to our team.
And now, on to the stories…
August’s Table of Contents
|Aug 1||Jennifer Foster||Know Thyself|
|Aug 2||Andrew Waters||One Way To Save a Farm|
|Aug 3||Gregor McGavin||Going Nowhere|
|Aug 4||Michael Peralta||Candyeyes|
|Aug 5||Jessica George||Hungry Water|
|Aug 6||Daniel Vineberg||True Love and Lousy Smoke Rings|
|Aug 7||Simon Kewin||A Good Drying Day|
|Aug 8 – 14||server difficulties & migration; see explanation here|
|stories originally scheduled for these dates will be rescheduled into September’s calendar|
|Aug 15||Paul A. Freeman||An Elizabethan Tale|
|Aug 16||Debbie Bennett||Moira|
|Aug 17||Laura Davy||The Guardians|
|Aug 18||Kevin Mathews||Melon Heads|
|Aug 19||Douglas Campbell||Fleur de Lis|
|Aug 20||Maria Deira||Laundry|
|Aug 21||John Impey||Divine Wind, Kami-Kaze|
|Aug 22||Sarah Goodwin||A Three Way Division|
|Aug 23||Folly Blaine||Eau de Public Transit|
|Aug 24||Linda Simoni-Wastila||Poison Pill|
|Aug 25||Ranica Arrowsmith||American Neighbor|
|Aug 26||Dale Ivan Smith||Not So Invincible Overlord|
|Aug 27||Von Rupert||To Grandfather’s House We Go|
|Aug 28||Ruth Schiffmann||Meet Me at Woman Hollering Creek|
|Aug 29||Juliet Boyd||The Rescue Plan|
|Aug 30||Jennifer R. Fierro||Flowers for Clockwork Street|
|Aug 31||Brian Dolton||A Loyalty Divided|