From the Editors
Welcome to the December issue of Every Day Fiction. We’ve put together quite a line up for you, with work from old favourites like Celeste Goschen, Kevin Shamel, and Steve Goble, as well as new authors like Fred Warren and our Christmas Eve piece, “A Christmas Toast”, by Frank Zubek. For Christmas Day, we have “Kanti Chooses Santa” by Sarah Hilary.
Author interviews are back! September’s most-read author was Greta Igl for her story “Free“. Because we weren’t able to complete her interview in October, we are publishing it on the 1st of December. October’s most read story was “Life Without Jerry” by Celeste Goschen, and we are excited to announce that her interview will be airing on the 15th.
As EDF has become well known in the literary community, the quality of the submissions has greatly improved–so much so that we’ve decided to nominate some of our best stories for the Pushcart Prize. This prestigious prize has been awarded every year since 1976 to the best works in the small press. Every year, winners are collected and republished in their anthology.
With over 400 stories published, choosing the nominees was an incredibly difficult task for us. We agonized over our decisions, and in the end chose stories that we felt stood out, but that had also done well with readers (read: scored highly in the star rating system).
The nominees are:
ONE BRIGHT MOMENT • by Joel Willans
WITHOUT NAPIER • by Michael Ehart
WING MENDING • by Dave Macpherson
WITH LOVE FOREVER YOURS • by Alex Moisi
Congratulations to the nominees, and we hope they win!
Also, the EDF Author forums are rocking. If you’d like a forum of your own, please contact us.
Finally, the EDF Writing group is picking up more members than ever. If you’d like to be a part of the group, please contact us.
December’s Table of Contents
|Dec 1||Jenny Schwartz||Ravishing Readers|
|Dec 2||Kevin Shamel||Uninventing the Internet|
|Dec 3||Steve Goble||Waiting to Pounce|
|Dec 4||Tels Merrick||Nov 5th|
|Dec 5||Robert Goffeney||The Wizard’s Walk|
|Dec 6||M.Sherlock||Death is a Weird Shade of Pink|
|Dec 7||Rachel McClain||A Couch in a Clearing|
|Dec 8||Al Carty||A Family Matter|
|Dec 9||Simon Smithson||Waiting|
|Dec 10||Fred Warren||Little Piece of Cloth|
|Dec 11||Kelly Swimmer||Birds|
|Dec 12||Celeste Goschen||Mr Gorzynski Takes the Plunge|
|Dec 13||Brian Dolton||The Gallery of Illusions|
|Dec 14||A P Chapman||Message in a Bottle|
|Dec 15||Dave Macpherson||The Adjunct Professor of Cabbage|
|Dec 16||Mark Parenti||The Doll|
|Dec 17||K.M. Rockwood||Aftermath|
|Dec 18||Mark Rosenblum||Do Your Dreams Have Robots?|
|Dec 19||Tapes||Mr Merton|
|Dec 20||Bill Snodgrass||Late Bloomer|
|Dec 21||Brian George||Must Be Old Death A-Walking|
|Dec 22||Jason Stout||Writer’s Block|
|Dec 23||Rosie Claverton||Cultural Roots|
|Dec 24||Frank Zubek||A Christmas Toast|
|Dec 25||Sarah Hilary||Kanti Chooses Santa|
|Dec 26||Erin M. Kinch||Fortune Cookies|
|Dec 27||Jon Peck||Choose Your Booze|
|Dec 28||C.L. Holland||The Marsh Lights|
|Dec 29||Liz Wright||After the Tone|
|Dec 30||Dave Bara||Something About Harry|
|Dec 31||Oonah V Joslin||Picture of Innocence|