editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
February is the month of love, so share a little love around — hug someone every day this month (in an appropriate and non-creeptastic way, of course), and tell them EDF sent you. Also, Chinese New Year was yesterday, so it’s now the Year of the Horse… we, uh, can’t think of any horse-related activities to suggest, and we sadly don’t have any Lantern Festival stories to offer this month, so we’ll just wish happiness and prosperity to our readers who are celebrating the occasion.
For the week of Valentine’s Day (February 10th — 14th), we’ve got a lineup of Valentine tales for you from Sarah Russell, K. A. Mielke, Lee-Ann Khoh, and Madeline Mora-Summonte, capped off on Valentine’s Day itself with “One Last Dozen or So” by Christopher Owen.
If you’re looking for a great book to read or give as a gift, why not have a look at what Every Day Publishing has to offer? Every book sold helps to support EDF.
You know the drill — St. Patrick’s Day stories need to be in by February 24th. We’re also ready to see April Fool, Easter, and Passover stories now, but the deadline for those isn’t until March 27th. In general, springtime and Spring Break stories are welcome around this season, and we’re always glad to have stories for your other favourite holidays and festivals too.
Don’t forget that Flash Fiction Chronicles’ String-of-10 SIX writing competition is on now! The deadline is February 4th, so time is short — but so are the stories at a maximum of 250 words — a big challenge when you need to work in at least four of the ten prompt words. Please read the submission instructions carefully: submissions go to FFC for judging, not to EDF!
And now, here’s the story lineup you’ve been waiting for…
February’s Table of Contents
|Feb 1||Rajni Gupta||Unspoken|
|Feb 2||Bosley Gravel||Rattlebone|
|Feb 3||Audrey Kalman||Now You Are a Public Nuisance|
|Feb 4||Deirdre Coles||Misconnections|
|Feb 5||Sarah Goslee||Two Kilograms and Counting|
|Feb 6||Paul Magnan||Within Each Prayer|
|Feb 7||Laura Crowe||Letting Go|
|Feb 8||Richard J. Dowling||Pen and Paper Man|
|Feb 9||Cherish Gallaher||Lindra Brynda|
|Feb 10||Sarah Russell||Another Match.com Recap|
|Feb 11||K. A. Mielke||The Love Thief|
|Feb 12||Lee-Ann Khoh||The History of February 14|
|Feb 13||Madeline Mora-Summonte||The Stakeout|
|Feb 14||Christopher Owen||One Last Dozen Or So|
|Feb 15||Desmond Fox||The Miracle|
|Feb 16||Eliot Grimsby||Prittelwort|
|Feb 17||JR Hume||Alien Alley|
|Feb 18||Peter Wood||Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner|
|Feb 19||Tina Wayland||The Answer to Everything|
|Feb 20||David Macpherson||The Back-up Bartender Prefers to Keep His Thoughts to Himself|
|Feb 21||Patrick Lind||With You Always|
|Feb 22||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||The Quickening Tree|
|Feb 23||Jez Patterson||The Shoplifter|
|Feb 24||Eric Atkisson||The Senator Scores|
|Feb 25||Don Raymond||The Genie’s Anodyne|
|Feb 26||Hun Ohm||Photographic Memory #7|
|Feb 27||Brittany Bilyeu Enquist||Golden|
|Feb 28||Danielle N Gales||Shadow-play|