From the Editors
First of all, some truly excellent news: the finalists for the 2012 Micro Award have been announced, and Every Day Fiction has not one but two stories on the list! “Bulletproof” by Divya Raghavan and “Flowers for Clockwork Street” by Jennifer Fierro were named among the finalists. We are proud and honoured to have published these excellent stories, and we’re sure that many more publishing successes lie ahead for Divya and Jennifer.
The Writers of the Future contest is known to be one of the best ways to launch a career in writing speculative fiction. It’s free to enter, runs quarterly, and has decent cash prizes. EDF’s Executive Editor Jordan Ellinger won it, as have several EDF authors whose careers are moving steadily upward. The Writers of the Future contest has recently launched a “Fan Campaign” and has agreed to sponsor EDF for every person who likes their Facebook page. So, if you love the stories that EDF publishes every single day and you’re willing to give a click to help us out, consider going to the Writers of the Future Facebook Page and clicking “Like”. Thank you!
While you’re at it, you could “Like” our Facebook page too. No one’s sponsoring that, of course, but we like it when people like us.
Regrettably, we haven’t anything special for St. Patrick’s Day or any other special days this month as no one sent us anything suitable, but we hope you’ll enjoy our regular fare.
We’re delighted to welcome new slush readers Ben Carey, Tara Sim, and Melissa Browne to our team. They’re already hard at work, so you’ll be seeing their comments on your stories starting now.
Please send us April Fool’s Day, Easter and Passover stories as soon as possible (by March 27th, please). We also apparently have Administrative Professionals Day in April, if that moves you to write, and we’re ready for Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, and Memorial Day stories for May as well (by April 27th, thank you). Check the Targeted box when you submit so your story doesn’t get lost in the slush!
And now, on to the good stuff:
March’s Table of Contents
|Mar 1||Sarah Evans||According to plan|
|Mar 2||L. Joseph Shosty||Waiting Room Two|
|Mar 3||Jon Andersen||Leaf it to Us|
|Mar 4||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||If You Go Down to the Woods Today|
|Mar 5||William Bendix||Applause|
|Mar 6||Christopher Owen||Way To Blue|
|Mar 7||Kenton K. Yee||Nub Against the Door|
|Mar 8||Mark Bilsborough||The Barber Shop|
|Mar 9||D. H. Tuck||The Ice Cream Man|
|Mar 10||Sarah Pinsker||Broken Stones|
|Mar 11||Rick Hartwell||Aprés-‘cots|
|Mar 12||Scott Bartlett||Elevator Life|
|Mar 13||Alex Hughes||Sorry I Broke the Universe|
|Mar 14||Christian K. Martinez||Conjure Woman’s Deal|
|Mar 15||Sandra Crook||Missing Her|
|Mar 16||K.C. Ball||In Memory of Dougie|
|Mar 17||Emily Schultze||An Epiphany Over Fried Pickles|
|Mar 18||June Gundlack||After the Darkness|
|Mar 19||Matthew Cherry||Hazard Pay|
|Mar 20||Dart Humeston||Shoots and Ladders|
|Mar 21||Nikki Owen||NP|
|Mar 22||Sarah Wilson||No Need for Ghosts|
|Mar 23||Shane D. Rhinewald||Mutant Menagerie|
|Mar 24||Elizabeth Holden||Ella Hart’s Mother|
|Mar 25||Izzy David||The Italian Lesson|
|Mar 26||Madeline Mora-Summonte||Back Roads|
|Mar 27||e. munro||Chewed Lippy, Smokes & Plagues|
|Mar 28||John Eric Vona||Light Pollution|
|Mar 29||Paul Friesen||Samsara|
|Mar 30||Oonah V Joslin||Just a Matter of Choice|
|Mar 31||Don Emerson||Unsung|