From The Editors
We hope you enjoy whatever holiday(s) you happen to be celebrating this month — there are a few of them around the world (if Canada/Dominion Day, Independence Day, and Bastille Day aren’t enough for you, go Google “Flitch Day”).
In between camping and picnics and barbecues and fireworks and all of summer’s attendant loveliness, don’t forget about Every Day Fiction. As always, we need your support and company to keep going… subscribe on Kindle for reading convenience, hang out with us on Facebook (our currently featured question is: “When it comes to reading and writing fiction, where do you fit in?”) and give us a “like” because that makes us feel all fuzzy, take a minute to comment on a story or join a forum discussion, and above all, tell your friends about EDF.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any Canada Day stories for you (no one sent us any… sob!), but we do have a pair of what you might call alternative looks at historical times for Independence Day, so on July 3rd and 4th we will be offering you “The Past, Imperfect” by Frank Cavallo followed with “Founding Principals” by Brian K. Lowe.
Writers, take note: we didn’t get any Canada Day or Bastille Day stories. Not one. Not even an unpublishably bad one. Think for a moment about what this means for your chances of having a special-day story selected. What holidays and special occasions are coming up in August, September and October? Consider this opportunity your inspiration.
We’re very pleased to welcome new slush reader Jonathan Cardew, who also has a story for you on July 11th — we recruited him almost simultaneously with the acceptance email for his story.
July’s Table of Contents
|Jul 1||Michelle Pretorius||Baggage Claim|
|Jul 2||Christopher Owen||Oh, Titania|
|Jul 3||Frank Cavallo||The Past, Imperfect|
|Jul 4||Brian K. Lowe||Founding Principals|
|Jul 5||Eric Dovigi||Flappers and Skyscrapers|
|Jul 6||Ted Lietz||Hemingway Would Understand|
|Jul 7||Samiri Shreve||Dancing in the Rain|
|Jul 8||Bracken MacLeod||Leave Here Alone|
|Jul 9||Barbara A. Barnett||The Little Things|
|Jul 10||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Woodcutter’s Kiss|
|Jul 11||Jonathan Cardew||Looking After|
|Jul 12||Dustin Adams||The Stat Board of John Peterson|
|Jul 13||Jane Roop||The Perfect Alibi|
|Jul 14||Sarah Jenne Foster||Five Minute Savior|
|Jul 15||E. W. Boget||Souls At Zero|
|Jul 16||Simon Barker||The Non-Opening Window|
|Jul 17||Bruce Holland Rogers||Vanishing Act|
|Jul 18||Daniel Ausema||The Chief Censor|
|Jul 19||Nicholas Lee Huff||Smitten|
|Jul 20||Hashim Hassan||Road Race Red|
|Jul 21||Jillian Schmidt||Last Respects|
|Jul 22||Jennifer Campbell-Hicks||The Spinners|
|Jul 23||Shawna Reppert||Diplomatic Maneuvers|
|Jul 24||Michael Haynes||Present Company|
|Jul 25||Sarah Wilson||Selective Sight|
|Jul 26||Beth Cato||Pest Control|
|Jul 27||Sarah Butterfield||Close|
|Jul 28||Nancy Nguyen||Guys that Smoke|
|Jul 29||Camilla Chester||The Truth About Ronnie Grey|
|Jul 30||William Doonan||Shark Orbit|
|Jul 31||E. Catherine Tobler||Key to the Kingdom|