editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
As we move from pumpkins to poppies, we’ve got moving on our minds.
Yes, it’s time for Every Day Fiction to change web hosts once again. We’ve been talking about this with webmaster Steven Smethurst for a while, partly for economic reasons — there are hosting plans with more resources and better rates than what we’ve currently got — and partly for technical reasons, to improve your EDF experience. However, while a move was definitely on our radar, it has been pushed up a bit by the news that MediaTemple was acquired by GoDaddy. With that in mind, we decided that we want to be settled in our new (server) home before the holidays, so we’ll be closed for the move on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th. We can’t be sure how long the site will be completely unavailable during the transfer, so we’re not scheduling stories on those two days, and the submission system will be closed for that weekend as well.
Thank you for your patience as we make this change.
Also, happy birthday to our sister magazine Every Day Poets, celebrating five years of publication today.
For Veterans Day / Remembrance Day / Armistice Day, we’re featuring “Two Veterans” by JR Hume on November 11th. We’re fortunate to have a story that touches so perfectly on a day that is poignant for many.
We did not receive any specifically Thanksgiving-themed submissions, but Lori Schafer‘s story “Fluffy Robes and Slippers” is about relationships and having company, and delivers the right sort of message for a holiday that brings families together, so we’ll be sharing it with you on November 28th in honour of the holiday.
We want your winter holiday submissions!
We’re already seeing a few Christmas stories, but we’d be happy to have more, and it would also be nice to feel a little diversity in our incoming stories. What do you celebrate in the winter? Winter solstice? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? St. Lucia’s Day? Dongzhi Festival? Hogmanay? We have readers and authors around the world, and we’d love to get some stories to reflect that.
We’re also on the lookout for the perfect New Year’s Eve story, and its equally perfect counterpart for New Year’s Day — resolutions, celebrations, silly humour or thoughtful reflection, champagne, fireworks, togetherness or loneliness, we’re open to anything…
Please have anything for December’s calendar in by November 26th at the latest, and don’t forget to mark your submissions Targeted so they don’t get missed!
And now, here’s what you can expect in the month coming up…
November’s Table of Contents
|Nov 1||LB Thomas||Dr. Qwig’s School of Dark Science|
|Nov 2||Charlie Britten||Light My Fire|
|Nov 3||Kevin D Humphries||Buried|
|Nov 4||Amy R. Biddle||Pond King|
|Nov 5||Beth Cato||Frail Men of Metal and Bone|
|Nov 6||Carl Steiger||The Man Named Luis|
|Nov 7||Haley Isleib||Red Retold|
|Nov 8||Yuliya||The Last Body|
|Nov 9||Katherine Hart||Dude|
|Nov 10||Dart Humeston||Powerball|
|Nov 11||JR Hume||Two Veterans|
|Nov 12||Dale Ivan Smith||Coffee Shop Crisis|
|Nov 13||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Stoberhund|
|Nov 14||Nanci Schwartz||Graduation|
|Nov 15||Christopher Owen||The Whelp|
|Nov 16||Courtney England||Tides|
|Nov 17||Lyndon Perry||Possibly His Last Exorcism|
|Nov 18||Ramon Rozas III||“Said the Spyder to the Fly…”|
|Nov 19||Todd Thorne||Scents|
|Nov 20||L.A. Fields||Big To Small|
|Nov 21||Suzanne Conboy-Hill||No Animals Were Harmed …|
|Nov 22||Aaron Polson||Digging Deep|
|Nov 23||no story — moving day|
|Nov 24||no story — moving day|
|Nov 25||Jonathan Pinnock||The Alternative Electrician|
|Nov 26||K. A. Mielke||Unsportsmanlike|
|Nov 27||Kristine Dukes||Sometimes You Just Have to Ask|
|Nov 28||Lori Schafer||Fluffy Robes and Slippers|
|Nov 29||Tricia Orr||Shot Through with Light|
|Nov 30||Carin Marais||A Fair Trade|