December’s Table of Contents

From the Editors

First of all, we are thrilled to announce that Every Day Publishing is the new publisher for Ray Gun Revival. All the excellence of the original RGR will continue — including, of course, its Overlords and founding editors L.S. King, Johne Cook, and Paul Christian Glenn — and we hope to take version 2.0 to a new level of greatness with technical wizardry and semi-pro payment for authors. Ray Gun Revival version 2.0 opens for submissions on December 1st, and will be publishing four original short stories a month of up to 4000 words each, beginning on February 1, 2011. Please join us in welcoming The Overlords and RGR to the Every Day Publishing family.

Secondly, we have another exciting announcement: both Every Day Fiction and Every Day Poets were listed in the November/December 2010 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine as being among their 50 Best Online Literary Markets, and Flash Fiction Chronicles was also listed in the same issue as one of 25 Best Consumer Magazine Markets. Apparently we are doing something right…

Now, after all that goodness, we have a quick little survey that we hope you’ll take a moment to fill out, to help us get to know who our readers are and how we can best meet your reading needs:


(please click next to move from question to question; click submit only once you have finished the survey — thank you very much!)

Finally, we are into the holiday season now, so please accept our best wishes for the holidays, with joy in whatever you celebrate, happiness among your family and friends, and good health and seasonal good cheer to all.

For Readers

This month we have a selection of holiday stories both humorous and serious sprinkled through the month, leading up to “Who Knew More Than Karen Carpenter About a Broken Heart?” by Digby Beaumont on Christmas Eve and “Kringle” by Kip on Christmas Day. We’re marking Winter Solstice with the darkly surreal fantasy piece “Long Goat” by H.P. Mandrake on December 21st, and closing the year out with “The Machine” by P. Djeli Clark.

For Writers

Okay, it’s hard to think about chocolate hearts and pale pink flowers when you’re surrounded by Christmas lights and poinsettias, but it has to be done — our slush readers are ready for some Valentine romance. Or some anti-Valentine bitterness and angst. Or some awkward Cupid-messed-up mishaps. Get writing!

Please forgive the long editorial — there was a lot to say — and now at last, here’s the lineup for the month ahead…

December’s Table of Contents

Dec 1 Joyce Statton Tidings
Dec 2 J.D. Rice Questions
Dec 3 JR Hume Dust on the Sun
Dec 4 Susan Kaempfer How to Embarrass Mum and Dad
Dec 5 Ken Liu The Letter
Dec 6 Joe Alan Artz Knott Travel
Dec 7 Kurt Kirchmeier Clicks and Whirs
Dec 8 A. F. McKeating Listening
Dec 9 Randall brown Just Like Earth Girls
Dec 10 Karen Laine Taking Chances
Dec 11 Brittany Michelson Truth In Lemonade Stands
Dec 12 Alex Fleetwood The Meaning of Hard Work
Dec 13 John Impey Refrigerator Sphinx
Dec 14 Mark Wolf Koggie and the Autonomous House
Dec 15 Omenka Helen Uchendu If Only God Were Watching
Dec 16 Kaolin Imago Fire It Comes Down to This
Dec 17 Elizabeth Your Smile
Dec 18 Howard Cincotta Silent Velcro
Dec 19 Mary J. Daley Ready or Not
Dec 20 Richard Lamb Making Merry
Dec 21 H.P. Mandrake Long Goat
Dec 22 Ben Carey The Girl with the Red Ribbon in Her Hair
Dec 23 Wanda Morrow-Clevenger Roses and Peppermint Candy
Dec 24 Digby Beaumont Who Knew More than Karen Carpenter About a Broken Heart?
Dec 25 Kip Kringle
Dec 26 Heather Holland Wheaton Coats
Dec 27 Patrick S. Tomlinson Earth Girls are Hard
Dec 28 Elizabeth Perfect The Night the Planes Stopped Flying
Dec 29 Dee Turbon One Kiss
Dec 30 Sandra Crook The Old Ways
Dec 31 P. Djeli Clark The Machine
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