October’s Table of Contents

From the Editors

Once again, Every Day Fiction is changing and growing.

For some time, it had become apparent that Camille was taking on more and more of a managing role while Jordan had moved to more of an executive type role, and it only makes sense for our job titles to reflect that — thus, Camille Gooderham Campbell is now Managing Editor of EDF and Jordan Lapp is now Executive Editor.

In other related exciting news, Elissa Vann Struth, previously a slush reader, impressed us so much that she’s now our newest editor.

And in not-at-all-related news, for a special Halloween treat this month, we present to you our inaugural audio podcast:

“Silver Shells” by Michael D. Turner, as read by voice actor Josh Pendlebury. “Silver Shells” was originally published in EDF on February 5, 2008, and is included in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008

Check out our podcast page for more podcasts and information

For Readers:

K.C. Ball has stepped down as an EDF slush reader, and while we definitely miss her on our team, we’re delighted to kick off October with her return to EDF’s virtual pages — “Canticles” was submitted only a day after her resignation from the slush.

For Canadians, Thanksgiving is in October, and we’re featuring “Water Bottle Musings” by Rachel Lim on Sunday October 11th, followed by Fred Meyer‘s “Blind Spots” on the holiday Monday — two very different stories about things to be thankful for.

On Sunday October 25th, we’re proud to present the first-place winner of the Flash Fiction Chronicles’ first String-of-10 Contest: “The Haircut” by Sharon E. Trotter. Visit FFC to learn more about the entries, the judges, the other winners and how the contest was judged, and see what the judges said about Sharon’s story.

Finally, Halloween is coming up at the end of the month, and this year we’ve got it all: a week full of zombies, witches, vampires, shape-shifters and ghosts, starting on October 26th with Karel Smolders’ “Brains” and wrapping up on Halloween with Stefan Bachmann‘s “The Pale Lean Ones”. You’ll laugh, you’ll shudder, you’ll scream…

For Writers:

Get to know your new slush readers! We had an amazing response to our call for slush readers, and appreciate all the applications we received — at this time, three new readers have joined our team: Katheryn McLaughlin, Jana Seely and Carol Clark. Check out their bios on our staff page, and say hello to them on our forums.

October’s Table of Contents

Oct 1 K.C. Ball Canticles
Oct 2 Alexander Salas The Hungry Squirrel
Oct 3 Donna Gagnon Ilker Drennan
Oct 4 Scotch Rutherford Harvest Moon
Oct 5 Matthias R. Gollackner Real World Heroism
Oct 6 Harry Steven Lazerus We Had No Right
Oct 7 Megan Arkenberg Grown from Man to Dragon
Oct 8 Jim Steel Enemy of the Party
Oct 9 Mickey Mills Trajectory
Oct 10 John A. Mackie Destination: Beach
Oct 11 Rachel Lim Water Bottle Musings
Oct 12 Fred Meyer Blind Spots
Oct 13 G.T. MacMillan Evidence
Oct 14 Sarah Hilary Invisible Mend
Oct 15 Essie Gilbey The Love Stone
Oct 16 Erin Ryan Fark Those Takkloving Aliens
Oct 17 Wayne Scheer Stripped of Innocence
Oct 18 Martin Turton A Song for Cara
Oct 19 Krystyna Smallman Miss Flossy and the Ferals
Oct 20 Karl El-Koura Beat-Down
Oct 21 C.L. Holland Beauty Sleeping
Oct 22 Eric V. Neagu The Vegetarian
Oct 23 Shelley Dayton Identity Crisis
Oct 24 Kendra C. Highley When Mom’s Sick
Oct 25 Sharon E. Trotter The Haircut
Oct 26 Karel Smolders Brains
Oct 27 Stef Hall Fingers
Oct 28 B. J. Adams A Hearty Breakfast
Oct 29 Patrick Perkins Feeding Time
Oct 30 Barbara A. Barnett Dumping the Dead
Oct 31 Stefan Bachmann The Pale Lean Ones
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