From the Editors
Welcome to another edition of Every Day Fiction!
In honour of Halloween, EDF continues its tradition of offering a wealth of horror stories to get you in the mood. This year’s Halloween spectacular features work by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Tels Merrick and niddy, leading up to Kyle White’s trick-or-treat horror piece, “Sweet Bite”, on the 31st.
On a completely different note, Every Day Fiction needs your help!!!
Last month, slush reader Scott Cosby had to take indefinite leave due to health issues, and this month Elise Palmer has found that her studies are more strenuous than she’d expected. That leaves us with no slush readers, which is where you come in!
If you are passionate about reading and would like a say in the kind of fiction EDF publishes, this is your opportunity to join our team. Slush readers at EDF are unpaid, but it’s great experience and we’re a fun team to work with. You don’t need to be a writer to read slush, but if you are, in addition to giving back to the writing community, reading and critiquing a high volume of unfiltered work certainly helps to improve your writing. You learn what works–and what doesn’t! One caveat: we never publish our own work and cannot consider submissions from current slush readers. Camille and I are both writers as well as editors, but our work will never appear on this site. We do, however, like to think having a credit from EDF on our resumes has opened some doors, and it could do so for you as well. Click here for details on the job and how to apply.
Finally, EDF would like to thank Erica Naone and Deven Atkinson for their generous donations. It’s with the support of our generous readers that EDF is able to continue bringing fine fiction into your inbox without charging a subscription fee.
Some of you may have noticed a slow-down in the speed at which we respond to your submissions. We apologize. Our Managing Editor, Jordan Lapp, got married and went on an extended honeymoon, and we lost both our slush readers. We’ve made a real attempt to whittle down the backlog of submissions, but it’s a battle. We hope to be back to normal by the middle of October.
Finally, Forum Moderator KC Ball reports that stories from the EDF Writing Group are seeing their way into print.
The Banshee by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was in Every Day Fiction this month; Dave MacPherson has a nifty tale about a sea serpent and some art students coming in October in Abacort Journal and KC Ball’s flash, Stand and Deliver, was just accepted at Boston Literary Magazine.
If you would like to join this growing group, please contact us.
October’s Table of Contents
|The Unstoppable Evelyn McHale, May 1, 1947
|Oonah V Joslin
|You Must Remember This
|Outlast the Stars
|Weaving Fancies For The Children
|Acquanetta M. Sproule
|Pies of God
|Forlorn Hope Fancy
|In His Prime
|Life Without Jerry
|Robin Vandenberg Hernfield
|Nuala Ní Chonchúir
|Roy Lichtenstein’s Nudes In A Mirror: We Are Not Fake!
|Revenge of the River Gods
|Ann M. Pino
|Erin M. Kinch
|A Million Faces
|Any Rapport In A Storm
|Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
|Darren Is Updating His Facebook Status
|All of My Heart
|Monster in the Attic