editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Happy 5th Birthday, EDF! Yes. We’ve published 1821 stories, our staff has grown from three to eighteen, we’ve battled everything from trolls to hostile webhosts… It has been a busy and interesting five years, and we’re ready to launch into Year Six with ever more fabulous and entertaining stories for your reading pleasure.
Thank you all — readers, writers, commenters, my editorial team past and present, and our loved ones who put up with it all — for making this journey so amazing. To be honest, I’m really quite stunned to still be here, doing this, after five years; new online magazines tend to have the life expectancy of moths hanging around candles, and I don’t think any of us back then would have imagined the future would look like this. It’s — well, it’s a privilege and a pleasure to work with so many fine writers and so many engaged readers, that’s all. [insert emotional happy-sob here]
And how perfect, after all is said and done, to have wrapped up our first five years on a blue moon. Because… once in a blue moon, you know…
We always look for a particularly outstanding story to kick off our year, and this year our ‘birthday story’ is “Rhapsody in the Dark” by EDF regular Christopher Owen.
Then, for Labour Day on September 3rd, we offer you “Abandoned” by Walt Giersbach, who has contributed steadily to EDF over the past five years.
Long-time readers of Every Day Fiction may in fact recognize many of the names featured in September’s Table of Contents — we’re delighted to welcome back some old friends we haven’t seen in a while, and it’s always great to see lots of our current reader favourites too.
Get those Halloween and Thanksgiving stories in now!
Also, this news is woefully behind, but emails are starting to go out for stories included in The Best of Every Day Fiction Four — it may take us a few weeks to get everything sorted, but look for a list of included stories on our forums as soon as we’ve dealt with all the paperwork.
September’s Table of Contents
|Sep 1||Christopher Owen||Rhapsody in the Dark|
|Sep 2||Dani Ripley||Jellyfish|
|Sep 3||Walt Giersbach||Abandoned|
|Sep 4||Michael Mallory||Campaign Promises|
|Sep 5||L. M. Myles||The Glass Princess|
|Sep 6||Izzy David||The Prince|
|Sep 7||John Eric Vona||Quittin’ Time|
|Sep 8||Warren C. Easley||The Promise|
|Sep 9||Jeanne Holtzman||Gone Fishing|
|Sep 10||Jim Malcolm||Unintended Consequences|
|Sep 11||A.R. Williams||The Bone Game|
|Sep 12||JC Piech||Kurfürstendamm Girls|
|Sep 13||Alexander Burns||It Could Be Us|
|Sep 14||Milo James Fowler||Blessed Be the Patient|
|Sep 15||Josie Gowler||After Five|
|Sep 16||Philip Harris||Hidden|
|Sep 17||Mike DiChristina||Plan C|
|Sep 18||Peter Wood||Repossession|
|Sep 19||AV Boyd||I Want to Ask You Something|
|Sep 20||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Wolf’s Bane|
|Sep 21||Leonard Owens III||Ashy Eyes|
|Sep 22||Larry Hodges||The Shaking Sphere|
|Sep 23||Jill Kronstadt||Inside the Dog|
|Sep 24||Suzanne Conboy-Hill||Cat Nav|
|Sep 25||Peter Zaragoza Mayshle||Little Bombings|
|Sep 26||Rob Haines||The Montgolfier|
|Sep 27||Renee Carter Hall||Secondhand|
|Sep 28||Jim Hawe||Beholding Greatness|
|Sep 29||Clint Wastling||Tall Trees|
|Sep 30||Kieran Marsh||The Creature in the Coal Shed|
please note that a small change has been made to the Table of Contents; this is the correct version and supersedes the subscription email & RSS feed