editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
It’s hard to believe that a year ago we were madly pushing along with our Kickstarter campaign for Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age… which turned out even better than we could have hoped, with positive reviews in Library Journal and Analog among others, fantastic blurbs from bestselling authors, and the thrill of having one of our books in actual libraries and bookstores. Have you read it yet? If so, honest reviews are always appreciated — or just come and chat with us about it in any of our community places.
A year later, we’re getting set to serialize our second Every Day Novel, What Came Before by Gay Degani. Look for the serialization to begin on March 3rd, and in the meantime, check out this teaser chapter and read about the author if you don’t already know her.
March as a month is mainly associated with Mardi Gras, luck and shamrocks and St. Patrick’s Day festivities, spring break for schools, Lent, and sometimes Easter (though not this year). We sadly don’t have special stories for any of those occasions, but we do have one that you might not have expected:
This month, we are pleased to feature Sarah Crysl Akhtar‘s story “…With a New Afterward” on March 6th in honour of World Book Day, which is celebrated on the first Thursday in March in the UK. Since the rest of the world celebrates the same event in April, we’ll hope to have another book-related story to offer you next month as well.
EDF has undergone some staff changes this past month — we will greatly miss editorial assistant Tara Sim and slush readers Kent DuFault and J. Chris Lawrence who are moving on to other things, but we’re excited to welcome new slush readers David Beavers and Miriam Lee, and pleased to announce senior slush reader Jenn Q. Goddu‘s promotion to editorial assistant. We could still use two or three more slush readers, though; click here for details on the position and how to apply.
For targeted submissions, we still need April Fool, Easter, and Passover stories, as well as a(nother) World Book Day story and something for Tax Day; please have them in by March 27th.
And of course, here are the stories we have lined up for you this month…
March’s Table of Contents
|Mar 1||Lynn Love||Summon the Nine Dancers|
|Mar 2||Brian G Ross||Whatever Will Be|
|Mar 3||Charlie C Cole||The Opposite of Hoarding|
|Mar 4||Moriah Geer-Hardwick||The Iconoclaste|
|Mar 5||D. Thomas Minton||Wheat King|
|Mar 6||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||…With a New Afterward|
|Mar 7||Dale Ivan Smith||The Fez Shackle|
|Mar 8||James Zahardis||The Basilisk of Saint Jöhnssbury’s Cathedral|
|Mar 9||Dave Morehouse||Mandatory Medication|
|Mar 10||Stuart Larner||The Big Dream|
|Mar 11||Lynne Fort||Scale Mail|
|Mar 12||M. Elias Keller||Mental Hygiene|
|Mar 13||Jeremy Szal||Heart of Steel|
|Mar 14||Katie Cortese||In the Beginning of the End|
|Mar 15||Amy de Jong||Monster|
|Mar 16||Soren James||Andy Warhol, or My Tautologist Said the Same|
|Mar 17||Lise Colas||What Dish Did Next|
|Mar 18||Daniel Mkiwa||Pirates and Knights|
|Mar 19||Dave D’Alessio||A Spark of Life|
|Mar 20||Jez Patterson||When we lived in a House|
|Mar 21||Albert Allen||We Dream About Different Things Now|
|Mar 22||Andy Charman||Art’s Last Laugh|
|Mar 23||Daniel Schoonmaker||A Place on the Lake|
|Mar 24||Walt Giersbach||She Thought Samuel Was a Gem|
|Mar 25||Matthew Lowes||Buyer Beware|
|Mar 26||Laura Beasley||The Beginning of the Next|
|Mar 27||Frederick K. Foote||Litter Wagon|
|Mar 28||James C.G. Shirk||The Strange Wake of Louis Winsky|
|Mar 29||Jamie Hittman||The Four Billion Year Birthday|
|Mar 30||David A. Elsensohn||Vincent|
|Mar 31||Lori Schafer||Goat|