From the Editors
May was another great month for Every Day Fiction and we’re looking forward to a great summer. In June, we have stories from well-reviewed authors like Bill Ward and R. L. Copple, as well as work from newcomers to EDF, like Jason Stout and Greg Linkins.
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You can now click on “Random Story” and be automatically redirected to a random story from our archives. Bored? Or just feeling lucky? Give our story engine a whirl!
Many of you vote regularly using the “Star” System that appears at the bottom of each story. We’d like to encourage more of you to do so. We keep in mind the rating each story receives when we pick future stories. We’re more likely to publish the kind of work you like to read if you let us know your tastes, and, next to commenting on a story, the Star System is an anonymous way to do just that.
May was a great month for fiction, but in some cases, we faced some challenges getting stories to your inbox.
We syndicate our stories through Feedburner, a company that publishes our stories to your e-mail boxes. They were recently purchased by Google and have been having problems coping with the additional traffic. We’ve considered hosting our own syndication service, but the technology is fairly complex to develop for your overworked staff. Hopefully, Feedburner grows into their new role at Google and our delivery will go back to normal. For now, we just have to grin and bear it.
That said, please enjoy our June Table of Contents!
Our contract has changed! In our quest to expand EDF into a true community for writers, we’ve had to alter our contract in several significant ways, so do read through it next time you submit a story to us. There are two items of such particular interest, though, that they’re worth listing right here:
- Podcasting. The staff at Every Day Fiction, along with author Kevin Shamel, is working to put together podcasts of your stories. Those of you who’ve published with us in the past will be receiving an e-mail asking for the right to turn you story into a podcast. Those that agree may have their story narrated and broadcast from the EDF site. We’ll be asking for this right with all future submissions.
- We’re raising our rates! What? You thought we were going to ask for additional rights and not pay you for them? Starting June 1st, we’ll be paying $3 per story. Still nothing to write home about, but it’s enough for a cup of coffee.
Some of you might have noticed that the response time on your submissions climbed during the month of May. That’s because the staff at EDF has been hard at work turning the site into a true community for writers. We’ve got several new areas under development.
- Podcasting. See above. Yay!
- Expanding Author Pages. We intend for the Author Page to be a truly versatile home for homeless writers. Soon, in addition to linking to your stories here, you’ll be able to link to your other published work, add images, even host a blog. Basically everything an author could need. All free when you publish your work with us.
- Launching Every Day Poets. Yeah, we know nothing about poetry, but we know people who do. We have several potential staff members for the new site, and we’re really looking forward to launching it. It will be using Every Day Fiction technology, but will serve a poem a day instead of a story.
Finally, author K.C. Ball has agreed to host an Every Day Fiction Writing Group on our forums. The group will be private, so you’ll be able to post your work for critiquing without fear of it being viewed by random strangers or considered previously published. If you’re interested in joining, contact K.C. Ball through the forums, or use our contact form and we’ll put you in touch with her.
June’s Table of Contents
|June 1||Brian Dolton||The Gray World|
|June 2||Greg Likins||Cavedweller 2.0|
|June 3||Tels Merrick||Say It With Flowers|
|June 4||R. L. Copple||The Captain’s Chair|
|June 5||Catherine J Gardner||Burying Sam|
|June 6||Gay Degani||Spring Melt|
|June 7||Margaret B. Davidson||Homecoming|
|June 8||Harold N. Walters||Stumped|
|June 9||Ann Wilkes||The Heist|
|June 10||Sylvia Spruck Wrigley||Listen|
|June 11||Nick Logan||Desert Island Solitaire, or, A Good Cigar Is A Smoke|
|June 12||Lee Beavington||Second Opinion|
|June 13||Bill Ward||Junkyard Rats|
|June 14||Jennifer Tatroe||When She Comes to It|
|June 15||Gianna De Persiis Vona||Sacrifice|
|June 16||Madeline Mora-Summonte||The Salute of the Old And Crotchety|
|June 17||Rosie de la Mare||A Moment|
|June 18||Nicola Horn||The End|
|June 19||Kevin Shamel|
|June 20||Milton T. Burton||The Watchers|
|June 21||Chaz Siu||Prodigal Piano|
|June 22||Oonah V Joslin||Missy’s Summer|
|June 23||Sarah Hilary||Waste of Space|
|June 24||Andrew Males||Mars Ascent|
|June 25||Mark Ward||The Devil and the Details|
|June 26||Jason Stout||Larry Legend|
|June 27||Frank Roger||The End of Time|
|June 28||Kurt Rice||A Legacy of War|
|June 29||Gustavo Bondoni||Virtuoso|
|June 30||Harley Crowley||There When You Need Them|