editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Here we are in February already! Whether you’re a fan of Valentine romance or you’d rather that Hallmark holiday would crawl under a rock and die (and yes, we try to cater to both sides here at EDF), it’s always a good month for stories. You may also find that it’s a good month to acquire chocolate by one means or another, or eat cinnamon hearts until your tongue burns — how many is too many?
This month, we’re featuring “Our Last Radio Days” by Gal-on Broner on February 3rd, the Day the Music Died.
Then, of course, it’s Valentine’s Day — we have a selection of romance pieces sprinkled through the middle of the month, and on February 14th we’ll be bringing you “My Feeble Valentine” by Lorna Wood.
You may notice that we have a lot of literary stories this month, and we’re a bit short on some other popular genres such as science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This doesn’t reflect anything but the ebb and flow of submissions; we had a lot of literary pieces come in and less of other things. If you’ve been hanging around EDF for any length of time, you’ll already know that bumper crops of one genre or another come and go.
We’re actively seeking stories for holidays and occasions in March — including but not limited to spring break, International Women’s Day, Purim, Daylight Savings, the Ides of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and/or the first day of spring — submit your stories for March here (the deadline is February 24th).
This past month, we’ve welcomed new slush readers Mary Casey and Kylie Krummel, and you may already have seen their comments on outgoing story decisions. When you have a moment, check out their bios on the staff page. And remember, everyone on our team is a volunteer, giving time and energy so that this magazine can exist.
And now, here’s what you can look forward to reading this month…
February’s Table of Contents
|Feb 1||Cyndeth K. Allison||A Funeral in Winter|
|Feb 2||Michael Snyder||If Wishes Were Horses|
|Feb 3||Gal-on Broner||Our Last Radio Days|
|Feb 4||Tara M. Lee||The Nursery|
|Feb 5||Dustin Adams||Remembering Haley|
|Feb 6||Ken McGrath||First Date|
|Feb 7||Joe P. Squance||The Luminous Veil|
|Feb 8||Kelly Castillo||Priority One|
|Feb 9||Ananya Mehta||Inquietude|
|Feb 10||Zack Peercy||A Prelude to Something Bigger|
|Feb 11||Ryan Patrick Mooney||A Kindred Costume|
|Feb 12||Wayne Scheer||Wedge Sandal|
|Feb 13||Dick Noble||Prince Croaker|
|Feb 14||Lorna Wood||My Feeble Valentine|
|Feb 15||Mickey J. Corrigan||Rawhide Love|
|Feb 16||Rollin T. Gentry||She Walks Along the Ramparts|
|Feb 17||Matthew D’Abate||Bar Tab|
|Feb 18||Judy Hull||Life Lessons|
|Feb 19||Laura Alexandra Hunter||The Flykeeper’s Daughter|
|Feb 20||April Coan||He Said, She Said|
|Feb 21||Linda M. Scott||Sleeping Beauty|
|Feb 22||K.J. French||The Seek|
|Feb 23||Jo Varnish||Five Minutes|
|Feb 24||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Sorcerer’s Apprentice|
|Feb 25||Mary Lucille Hays||Maybe in a Tornado|
|Feb 26||Ben Nein||Visiting the Crick Stones|
|Feb 27||Brenda Anderson||Declaration by Prisoner 437|
|Feb 28||Joy Lanzendorfer||Murmur|