From the Editors
Well, we’ve been busy on a number of fronts over the past month…
First of all, here’s a treat for space opera fans: today marks the return of Ray Gun Revival. Every Day Publishing is delighted to be a part of bringing this awesome magazine back, and we’re even prouder to be able to say that as a semi-pro ‘zine it’s attracting some pretty fine authors. When you’ve finished reading your EDF story today, browse on over and check it out.
Today we finalized our list of stories for The Best of Every Day Fiction Three, and the remainder of our author emails will be going out this week… watch the forums next week for the full list of included stories, which will be released as soon as we’ve got confirmation from all the authors.
If you’re new to EDF and don’t know about our print anthologies, you can find out more on our print books page, and click on the book cover images to get all the details — our book pages have been fully updated to include new online retailers (such as Blackwell and IndieBound), plus links to some pretty cool sites such as Goodreads, LibraryThing, WorldCat and PaperBackSwap. Anyone who enjoys poetry should also check out The Best of Every Day Poets One.
Love must be in the air… it’s February, and we’ve got a sweet selection of stories from H Su, Samantha Memi, Michael Batton Kaput and Sierra B. Ryan running from the 10th to the 13th, leading up to James C.G. Shirk‘s “Valentino, Not” on February 14th. None of them are classic romance, exactly, but they’ve all got something to do with love (or something like it). Enjoy!
Sadly, we haven’t got any special stories for Chinese New Year, but we hope that the Year of the Rabbit will be happy and prosperous for you anyway.
In an effort to improve our response times, we’ve expanded our team considerably.
Patricia La Barbera, Shelley Dayton, Aliza Greenblatt and Emily Skaftun have been promoted to Editorial Assistants, and we’re delighted to welcome six new slush readers to our team: Nicole Lavigne, Devan Goldstein, Sealey Andrews, Joseph Kaufman, Rose Gardener and Karen Monroe. Check out our staff page to learn more about them, and feel free to say hello and make them welcome on our forums.
Thank you to everyone who applied; we were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to our call for volunteers, and we’re sorry we couldn’t give everyone a place right away, but we’ll keep all the applications on file for future openings.
Here’s some big news: it’s time to get ready for the String-of-10 THREE Micro-Fiction contest from Flash Fiction Chronicles. The prompt for the contest will be posted at FFC at 12:01 AM on February 6th and the deadline is 11:59 PM on February 12th, so you’ve only got seven days to give it your best shot. The first place winner will, of course, be published here in Every Day Fiction in April. The guest judge this year is Michelle Reale.
Don’t forget to send us some St. Patrick’s Day stories, and keep an eye on our Wish List to stay updated on anything else we need.
And now, here are the stories you can look forward to over the month ahead.
February’s Table of Contents
|Feb 1||Diane Arrelle||Running Away|
|Feb 2||James Fabris||Amnesia’s Dream|
|Feb 3||Therese Arkenberg||The Last Veteran|
|Feb 4||Sylvia Hiven||Right As Rain|
|Feb 5||Olivia Chadha||Squirrel|
|Feb 6||Errid Farland||Amos Waters|
|Feb 7||Patrick S. Tomlinson||Vatican Direct|
|Feb 8||Andrew Shepperson||Son, Water, Father|
|Feb 9||Sally York||The Aunt Alva Punishment|
|Feb 10||H Su||The Love Game|
|Feb 11||Samantha Memi||Fire in the Heart|
|Feb 12||Michael Batton Kaput||Love Story|
|Feb 13||Sierra B. Ryan||The Art of Opening an Oyster|
|Feb 14||James C.G. Shirk||Valentino, Not|
|Feb 15||Tom Hoisington||The Ballad of Chuck Leather|
|Feb 16||Aaron Polson||Soul Marbles|
|Feb 17||Larry Hodges||One Brushstroke at a Time|
|Feb 18||JR Hume||Changeling|
|Feb 19||Scott Loring Sanders||Donations|
|Feb 20||Kristina Meyer||Baggage|
|Feb 21||Jonathan Pinnock||Around the Block|
|Feb 22||James Kidd||Running Away From Home|
|Feb 23||KJ Kabza||Hero|
|Feb 24||Nila E White||Bollyman|
|Feb 25||A. F. White||Billy|
|Feb 26||Oonah V Joslin||Living the Lie|
|Feb 27||Katherine Lopez||Rain|
|Feb 28||Benjamin Jacobson||Anarcho-syndicalist Endgame|