From the Editors
“All we want for Christmas are some new subscribers…”
This month, please make us feel all festive by sharing EDF with someone you know who hasn’t yet found us. You can make our holidays super happy by telling just one person about the bite-sized stories you read every day and encouraging them to try us too — you already know that it’s free to read and easy to subscribe by email or RSS feed (and you can even get the added convenience of a Kindle subscription for only three cents a day!) — and our holiday lights will just plain glow brighter if we make some new friends this season. After all, if each one of you brings just one more person to the party, it will be… well, quite a party.
Whatever you’re celebrating this month, may it bring you joy and love and all good things.
For the holiday season, we have a few festive stories for you, from a bit of holiday romance on December 23rd to a post-Christmas nod to having given completely the wrong gift on December 27th. This year, our Christmas Eve story is Alexander Burns‘ “The Fimbulvinter Revolt” — he claims that very few elves were harmed in the making of his story — and our Christmas Day story is “Biting the Hand that Feeds You” by Sandra Crook. And then, moving on to the end of the year, for New Year’s Eve we are featuring “The Year’s Last Man” by Gustavo Bondoni.
On another (unfortunately grim) note, we hope that our readers in the United States will take a moment to learn about the risk of potential censorship that is facing them right now. As an international content provider, we could be directly affected by this issue, and we hope that our American readers will be concerned enough to get involved.
In better news, subscriptions to Every Day Novels‘ first serialized novel, Lifting Up Veronica by K.C. Ball, are scheduled to go on sale December 12th — but we suggest that you keep an eye on the Every Day Novels website in advance of that as there might just be an early bird deal up a few days ahead of time.
And now, back to the eggnog…
We are very happy to announce that last month, our long-time slush reader and then editorial assistant Joseph Kaufman was promoted to Editor. With four of us now at the final-decision-making table, we’re seeing a significant clearing up of slush backlogs, and we expect that Joseph’s participation will improve our response times overall.
December’s Table of Contents
|Dec 1||Warren Klassen||Wind and Rain|
|Dec 2||Steve Newton||Easy Money|
|Dec 3||Christopher Owen||The Year Without A Summer|
|Dec 4||Bracken MacLeod||Khatam|
|Dec 5||Jennifer Foster||Running for the Bus|
|Dec 6||Jason S. Ridler||The Forest Inside the Castle|
|Dec 7||Sarah Evans||Look Me in the Eye|
|Dec 8||Beth Sears||Behind the Paneling|
|Dec 9||K.C. Ball||First Time|
|Dec 10||Paul Miller||Sara and the Moon|
|Dec 11||Iain Cosgrove||Cracks in the Pavement|
|Dec 12||Samantha Memi||Samantha Memi, Spitfire Ace|
|Dec 13||Haley||A Good Guy|
|Dec 14||JR Hume||Alien Cuisine|
|Dec 15||Gretchen Bassier||The Enemy|
|Dec 16||Sheila Newton||Red Hot Boots|
|Dec 17||Sean Gibbons||A Boy in the Rain|
|Dec 18||Maureen Wilkinson||Out of the Blue|
|Dec 19||Patrick Parr||Life from the Perspective of a Smashed Piece of Gum|
|Dec 20||Rasmenia Massoud||Muddy Promise|
|Dec 21||Caitlynn Lowe||A Pale Stream of Light|
|Dec 22||Tiffany M. Lee||The Starsmith|
|Dec 23||Alice M. Roelke||He Gave Me Coal|
|Dec 24||Alexander Burns||The Fimbulvinter Revolt|
|Dec 25||Sandra Crook||Biting the Hand that Feeds You|
|Dec 26||Oonah V Joslin||My Measuring Stick|
|Dec 27||Andrew Waters||The Habanero Gambit|
|Dec 28||Emily Graff||Tar and Saltwater|
|Dec 29||Sandra M. Odell||Far From The Tree|
|Dec 30||Debotri Dhar||Meeting Sabita|
|Dec 31||Gustavo Bondoni||The Year’s Last Man|