editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
We’re now halfway through 2017, and into summer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. Things are rolling along here as usual, though it’s hard to be inside at a desk on a beautiful day. If you’re reading this on a tablet or phone somewhere outside… lucky you.
We hope you enjoyed “Cold Pizza” by Peter Wood on Canada Day, July 1st.
On another note, please remember that if you see an offensive or inappropriate comment, the best thing to do is flag it (click the small grey flag to the right of the comment) — if any three readers flag a comment, it will be hidden until a moderator can look at it and decide whether to delete it, redact and restore it, or restore it untouched. The flagging system helps us identify what’s genuinely problematic for our readers (i.e., if not even three readers choose to flag a comment, maybe it’s a conversation you collectively want to have), and it’s anonymous, so you don’t need to worry about getting involved.
This month, we’re testing a new feature/service: emailing each accepted author when their story gets published. This may prove to be unworkable, but it’s something we’re trying.
We still have a bit of a backlog over our 90-day response target, but we’re working every day to get responses for those patient authors who’ve been waiting.
And here are the stories we’ve selected for this month…
July’s Table of Contents
|I’m the One
|Sharon J Wishnow
|Ian E Gonzales
|Doors We Open
|You Sexy Mink, You Forgot the Milk
|Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek
|Mary E. Lowd
|Galaxy Shaker and the Celestial Rainbow Dragon
|To the Girl Staring at Her Phone
|Sarah Crysl Akhtar
|Tesla on Fire
|The Human I Never Was
|Heidi Espenscheid Nibbelink
|Christmas Panties in July
|Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez
|To the End of the World and Back
|How to Clear a Room
|Stephen V. Ramey
|The Imaginative Touch
|What Goes Up
|The Stabbing that Reinforced Our Love