We have so much going on that we just couldn’t wait for January’s editorial! Here are some dates and links and news that you might want to take note of:
The Best of Every Day Fiction Two
We are pleased to invite you all to the launch of The Best of Every Day Fiction Two on Saturday, January 30, 2010, here in Vancouver, Canada.
A detailed schedule of events will be forthcoming in the January editorial, but as a rough outline, we’ll be having a ticketed lunch and round-table discussion from noon to 2pm at the beautiful Kingston Tap House and Grill, followed by the launch event itself at the Cedar Cottage Coffee House (1303 Kingsway, Vancouver) from 4pm to 7pm, and then an after-party back at the Kingston. Please contact us if you’d like more information.
We’d absolutely love it if you could join us for this special event! We highly recommend The Kingston Hotel as a pleasant and economical option for accommodation, and they will try to place all our bookings in one part of the hotel, so please do mention that you’re here for the EDF event when you book your stay.
Podcasting Recording Session
Since we have several authors coming into Vancouver for the launch party, Adam Kerby has generously offered his time and the use of his recording equipment on Sunday, January 31st (the day after the launch party) to give EDF authors the opportunity to read their own stories for podcasts. Please contact us about the stories that you would like to read as soon as possible (only stories that have been or will be published in EDF). Space will be limited to about 10-12 people.
New Podcast Available
The newest podcast (The London Eye by Gay Degani) has been read by our own M.Sherlock, an EDF-published author, talented bass player, and one of the most active people on our forums.
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You too can submit a podcast of one of Every Day Fiction’s stories, just as you would submit a new story. The stories have to be read in a particular format and meet our sound-quality requirements, so please see our podcasting submission guidelines before you start recording.
All of our previously published podcasts can be found on the podcasting page.
Flash Fiction Chronicles
We launched our Flash Fiction Chronicles blog in March of 2009. Managed and edited by Gay Degani, FFC is dedicated to the discussion of the art and craft of flash fiction, fiction in general, and the issues of writing, marketing, and publishing today. Over the past nine months it has proven to be a great success with 150+ posts and 800+ comments. Here are some of the great posts that you can find on Flash Fiction Chronicles.
- Peaches by Kevin Shamel — By learning how to write a complete story with such a small word count, I learned to cut my story to its quick… stories that are lean and to the point.
- My Muse Wants Cheesecake by Jodi MacArthur — Decide not to let outside circumstances be a barrier to your muse. Let your inner voice speak, and write it — no matter what. Trust you to be you.
- Ideas ripe from the news by K. C. Ball — “Where do I not get an idea for a story?” Inspirations are everywhere, just waiting to hurry off into a story, and all I… do is ask one little question — “What if… ?”
For the week of February 7-13, 2010, FFC will be sponsoring our second STRING-OF-10 Contest. Prizes and publication at either EDF or FFC will be awarded to the top three 250-word stories written using a specified set of ten words. Check FFC more details in January.
Every Day Poets
Our sister site Every Day Poets (EDP) has been running since November 2008 and hasn’t missed a day. If you haven’t already read them (or maybe you’d just like to read them again), we encourage you to check out some of these great poems:
- Witches by K.C. Ball published on December 15th 2008
- School Uniform by Jonathan Pinnock published on November 3, 2008
- The Dogs Complaint by Polenth Blake published on July 2, 2009
Many of our EDF authors also have poems published in EDP, so go and have a look for your favourites!
Writer’s Digest is taking nominations from now until 1 January 2010. If you feel Every Day Fiction should be included in the 2010 list, please do the following:
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: “101 Websites”
- Ask them to check us out for possible inclusion
- Specify the name and URL: Every Day Fiction, https://www.everydayfiction.com
- Tell them why you think we should be included in their list!
We appreciate your support.
And finally… Our Holiday Wishes
Happy Holidays from all of us at Every Day Fiction. We wish you a joyful, peaceful and safe holiday season.