editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Happy New Year! May the year ahead be glorious and full of great fiction.
Thank you all for your patience last month as we navigated some major technical difficulties. Our appreciation and gratitude is, as ever, due both to you loyal readers and to our tireless webmaster Steven Smethurst, who at one point last month stayed up all night to rebuild our server. He doesn’t get paid for this, and we wouldn’t be able to operate without him.
We are also grateful to our advertisers and sponsors who enable us to keep paying our authors and web hosting costs. I hope you’ve noticed the blue Odyssey Writing Workshops banner at the bottom of recent posts, and starting this month you’ll be seeing a Clarion West banner in rotation at the top of the site for a while. Even if you’re not in the market to attend a class or buy a book or whatever our advertisers have to offer, please take the time to click through and have a look; a growing number of clicks and visits is encouraging to them, helps us, and… you never know, you might even see something you like.
If you’ve already read through all your new Christmas books and are looking for something more to read, our Raygun Chronicles anthology was mentioned in Kirkus Reviews’ Best Bets for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror and has also been positively reviewed by Library Journal and Amazing Stories. Or, if your taste runs more to literary fiction and suspense, have a look at Lifting Up Veronica by K.C. Ball, which has drawn praise from readers on Amazon and is now available in a new trade paperback format. Every book purchase from Every Day Publishing helps keep the lights on at Every Day Fiction, and we sincerely appreciate your support.
Today, for New Year’s Day, we’re featuring “Resolutions” by Rohini Gupta. Then, just to extend the New Year celebration a bit, we’re also offering Stephen V. Ramey‘s “Twist and Turn” on January 2nd.
During the month of December, you may have noticed that our comments changed over to the Disqus system. We hope you’re enjoying the additional features that the new system provides (including the ability to edit your comments, follow other commenters, upvote worthy comments and downvote nuisance ones, and report offensive comments and spam more easily). Disqus encourages you to create an account to get the full benefits of the system, but it isn’t required, and we’re here to help you learn how to use it if needed. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can use this post to test out the Disqus system before engaging in actual story discussions. We welcome any and all feedback on this new tool.
We need those Valentine’s Day stories from you as soon as possible (deadline January 27th, please)!
Also, we’re interested in recruiting a few more volunteer slush readers over the upcoming months — are you interested? Click here for details on the position and how to apply.
January’s Table of Contents
|Jan 1||Rohini Gupta||Resolution|
|Jan 2||Stephen V. Ramey||Twist and Turn|
|Jan 3||James Coates||Making The Jump|
|Jan 4||Peter Padraic O’Sullivan||The Boy Who Loved the Wind|
|Jan 5||Peter Wood||A Waste of Time|
|Jan 6||Derek McMillan||The Rowing Machine|
|Jan 7||Jennifer Campbell-Hicks||Djinn Coin|
|Jan 8||Carla J. Dow||The Stain|
|Jan 9||Conda V. Douglas||Momento Mori|
|Jan 10||TCC Edwards||Fierce|
|Jan 11||Austin Prettyman||The Painting|
|Jan 12||Joe Zabel||Bed of Glass|
|Jan 13||JOhn Forrest||Mission Accomplished|
|Jan 14||Michael Haynes||Splitting Heirs|
|Jan 15||A. W. Mason||The Keeper of the Goldfish|
|Jan 16||Jez Patterson||The Party Boy|
|Jan 17||Anthony Petro||Sequins|
|Jan 18||Nicholas Mathewson||Little Beige Nostalgia|
|Jan 19||Justin Hoffman||It Happened|
|Jan 20||Alex Johnston||Of Sorcerers and Demons|
|Jan 21||Jamie Anne Richardson||Speed Dating|
|Jan 22||James C.G. Shirk||Rebel|
|Jan 23||Aaron Emmel||The Prediction Engine|
|Jan 24||Kyle Hemmings||We Married for All the Right Reasons|
|Jan 25||David Schultz||Our Lady of the Chickens|
|Jan 26||Ursula Wong||A Rustle in the Leaves|
|Jan 27||Rhys Timson||The Reason|
|Jan 28||Milo James Fowler||Captain Quasar and the Coliseum of…|
|Jan 29||Oscar Windsor-Smith||No Alligators in Virginia|
|Jan 30||Sylvia Hiven||Remains|
|Jan 31||R M Graves||Ever Before Me|