From the Editors
It has been an extremely busy and interesting month here at Every Day Fiction, so I’m going to exercise my editorial discretion and diverge a little from our standard format.
EDF has a new Slush Reader in Training
At 1:20am on May 26th, Camille Gooderham Campbell, our intrepid Slush Mistress, gave birth to a 9 lbs healthy baby boy named Kieran. Camille was working on EDF right up to the last minute, took a day off, and then promptly got back to work. To say she’s a trooper would be an exercise in understatement.
Camille is definitely the lifeblood of the magazine. We post a new flash fiction story every single day, which is a grueling schedule by any definition, and we’ve never, ever missed a day or posted a story late. This is not my doing. In fact, the day Camille came back from the hospital, I forgot to post the night’s story, and she did it for me! Thank you, Camille, for your amazing work. There would be no EDF without you.
EDF staffer makes it big
In other, still amazing news, Slush Reader K.C. Ball has recently placed 3rd in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest! This contest is without a doubt, the most competitive in the realm of speculative short fiction, if not short fiction itself. The win should come as no surprise to regular readers, of course. Congrats, KC! We knew you’d win.
Readers of the magazine might recall that I placed in the contest last year, which means that if you submit your work to EDF, you’re getting a free, short critique of your work by two Writers of the Future winners. Yet another reason to send your best work here.
EDF Reader Gives Back
We’d like to thank Michael Tracy for his generous contribution in April, which was enough to bring you another month of stories. Thank you, Michael, the generosity of readers like yourself is what keeps this magazine running.
EDF Offers Paid Text Links at the Bottom of Every Story
Unfortunately, readers like Mr. Tracy are rarer than what is needed to wrench this magazine into the black, so we’ve instituted a policy whereby we will place a permanent link to the (tasteful) site of your choosing at the bottom of any story you’d like. Our list of top ten stories is to your right, and of course, we have several pagerank 5 stories in our archives. For those of you in the know in terms of SEO, a link from a pagerank 5 site is a significant boost to your own site’s popularity.
For $4 a story, we will add a permanent link to the bottom of a story of your choice (or all the new stories as they come out). This link can have up to 255 chars extra text. This link will also be sent out to our email subscribers at the bottom of the story. An example of such a link might be:
This story was sponsored by Flash Fiction Chronicles. Flash Fiction Chronicles is the best site online to discuss flash fiction with top authors in the field.
We also offer bulk rates:
- One week, 7 stories for $24 (Savings of $8)
- One month, 30 stories for $100 (Savings of $20)
- One year, 365 stories for $1100 (Savings of $360)
Contact us if you are interested.
White list EDF
Q: How do I add EveryDayFiction to my email whitelist?
A: It depends on what email service you use. Most of the time it is as simple as adding ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to your contacts. I’ve added instructions for some of the most common web email clients below.
- Click on “Contacts” on left side bar.
- Click on the single person icon for “New Contact”
- On “email” type, “email@example.com”
- Click on the save key just above it, and you’re done.
- Click on “settings” in the top right corner
- Click on the “filters” tab
- In the main window, click on “create a new filter”
- In the “from” window, type “firstname.lastname@example.org” then click on “next step”
- Select the button that says, “Never send it to spam.” Then click on “create filter.”
- In your Yahoo mailbox, go to the left column and click on “add” beside the word “contacts”
- In the email field, type “email@example.com”
- Click on “save”
- Click “Options” in the top right corner
- Click “Filters”
- Next, click “Add Filter”
- In the top row, labeled “From Header:” make sure “contains” is selected.
- Click in the text box next to that drop-down menu, and enter “firstname.lastname@example.org” in the “From” line of our e-mail message (Please select the e-mail address from the list provided)
- At the bottom, where it says “Move the message to:” select “Inbox” from the menu.
- Click the “Add Filter” button again.
- Click on “Contacts” in the left sidebar
- Click on “New” in the top title bar
- From the drop down menu, select “new contact”
- Under “email” type “email@example.com”
- On the top title bar, select “Create”
- In the top right corner select “settings”
- On the left side bar select “spam controls”
- In the main window select “spam filters by addresses” click the down arrow on the drop down menu and select “custom”
- Click the button that says, “allow mail from”
- In the window immediately below the button, type “firstname.lastname@example.org”
- Click the green “+” sign and you’re done.
- In the “Mail” screen, at the bottom left corner, click on “Contact list”
- Near the top left corner, click on “New”
- Under “Email Address” type “email@example.com” then click “save”
- Click the “Options” tab
- From the drop down menu, click on “More Options”
- Under “Junk Email” click on “Safe and Blocked” senders
- Click on “Safe senders”
- In the box, type “firstname.lastname@example.org” and click on “add to list”
** Thanks to David Farland‘s Kick in the Pants for posting these intructions!
Having subjected you to that huge barrage of news, on to the Table of Contents!
June’s Table of Contents
|June 1||George Robertson Terry||Untouchable|
|June2||Nicholas Ozment||Tower of Baubles|
|June 3||Oonah V Joslin||Blending In|
|June 4||Ed Kratz||Need To Know|
|June 5||A P Charman||Becoming|
|June 6||Joseph Helmreich||Siren|
|June 7||Ryan P. Standley||Away From Home|
|June 8||JY Saville||Not Such a Cold Fish|
|June 9||Kevin Shamel||A Bedtime Story for Breezy|
|June 10||Michael Mallory||Vision of the World|
|June 11||Rumjhum Biswas||Beneath the Shade of Coconut Trees|
|June 12||K.C. Shaw||Orcs and Trolls|
|June 13||Magen Toole||Stairways and Nightingales|
|June 14||Sonia Seudfeld||Checkout|
|June 15||C.L. Holland||A Primary Function|
|June 16||Bosley Gravel||A Moment (on the Gallows)|
|June 17||Wayne Scheer||When I Heard the Learn’d Marriage Counselor|
|June 18||Rhiannon Morgan||Astrum Exuro|
|June 19||Shelley Spedowfski||Mack’s Trouble|
|June 20||J. Thomas Arant||Cloud Dancing|
|June 21||Amy Corbin||Leaving|
|June 22||Stefan Bachmann||I Am the Spider|
|June 23||Mark Allen||Life Force|
|June 24||Angel Sharum||Saying Goodbye|
|June 25||Samantha Henderson||Chairs|
|June 26||Casey Curtis||Secrets Expired|
|June 27||Milan Smith||Memories|
|June 28||Patsy Collins||Iceberg|
|June 29||Alf Rogers||Life’s Little Pleasures|
|June 30||Nick Logan||Fiddler’s Green|