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
|Jul 1||Peter Wood||Cold Pizza|
|Jul 2||Deb Jannerson||I’m the One|
|Jul 3||Jason Cota||Baby Secret|
|Jul 4||Sharon J Wishnow||Shy Smile|
|Jul 5||Ian E Gonzales||Passing Through|
|Jul 6||Chuck Kramer||The Dancer|
|Jul 7||Haley Brett||Doors We Open|
|Jul 8||Gary Zenker||Waiting|
|Jul 9||Lorna Brown||Maybe Tomorrow|
|Jul 10||Kyle Siemens||You Sexy Mink, You Forgot the Milk|
|Jul 11||A.J. Rocca||Dragon’s Den|
|Jul 12||Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek||The Reservoir|
|Jul 13||Mary E. Lowd||Galaxy Shaker and the Celestial Rainbow Dragon|
|Jul 14||Rebecca Bartels||To the Girl Staring at Her Phone|
|Jul 15||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Raise You|
|Jul 16||Anamarija Slatinec||Hollywood Elite|
|Jul 17||Taylor Shepeard||Playing Reality|
|Jul 18||Ryan Bloom||Infinity|
|Jul 19||MP Johnson||Drowner|
|Jul 20||Brenda Anderson||Tesla on Fire|
|Jul 21||Lindsey Duncan||Craft Project|
|Jul 22||Jeremy Szal||The Human I Never Was|
|Jul 23||Heidi Espenscheid Nibbelink||The Usual|
|Jul 24||Gillian King-Cargile||Christmas Panties in July|
|Jul 25||Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez||La Campana|
|Jul 26||R.B. Kelly||To the End of the World and Back|
|Jul 27||Ellen Graham||How to Clear a Room|
|Jul 28||Stephen V. Ramey||Mimed|
|Jul 29||Bruce Costello||The Imaginative Touch|
|Jul 30||JT Gill||What Goes Up|
|Jul 31||Shaenna McCumber||The Stabbing that Reinforced Our Love|