editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Happy 6th Birthday to Every Day Fiction! Six years ago today, we published our first story, “Scientists” by Andrew LeBlanc. Today, we’re publishing our 2188th story, and we’ve had an amazing adventure in between the two. As always, my sincere gratitude and appreciation go to everyone involved — the team of fabulous volunteers (from brand new slush readers to experienced editors) who work so hard to make it all possible, for nothing but the odd bit of praise and the love of what we do; the vast range of authors who are willing to give us their words for only a token payment (and so many donate it back to help us survive just one day further, too!); and above all YOU, this amazing community of readers. I’d also like to raise a virtual toast to my original partners in this venture, webmaster Steven Smethurst and executive editor Jordan Ellinger, without whom EDF would not exist at all.
No one ever knows what the future holds, but I’m not ready to quit yet, so… onward into another year we go! Virtual birthday cake and streamers for all! Much love to all of you!
We try to choose something special to start off our year, and this year our ‘birthday story’ is “Last of the Damned” by Harding McFadden.
For Labour Day on September 2nd, we offer you “Back to School” by long-time EDF contributor Patrick Perkins.
We’re also glad to be welcoming back another old friend: JR Hume, whose story “Tears of the Android” held onto the top story spot for a good long spell back in 2009 — we’ll be bringing you his new piece, “Steel Killer”, on September 4th.
We have a few staff changes to report: slush readers Kate Sheeran and Dustin Adams have left us to return to their studies, and we wish them all the best as they focus on school. Replacing them on our team, we have new slush readers Andrew Cochrane and Tony Held — welcome, Andrew and Tony! Also, Layla Blackwell has moved from the slush into a new position as Anthology Coordinator, to help get the print anthology series back on track, which is an exciting step forward for us. Over the next few months, we’ll be sorting out story inclusions and contacting authors to arrange permission, so you can hope to hear from Layla soon, and thank you all for your patience.
Stories for October (such as harvest, fall season, Canadian Thanksgiving, Samhain, Halloween, etc.) are already starting to come in, but we need more! September 26th is the deadline for October-specific stories, and please remember to fill in the Targeted field so your story gets looked at in time, thanks.
And now, here it is…
September’s Table of Contents
|Sep 1||Harding McFadden||Last of the Damned|
|Sep 2||Patrick Perkins||Back to School|
|Sep 3||Rob Mancebo||Making a Ranger|
|Sep 4||JR Hume||Steel Killer|
|Sep 5||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Following the Cow’s Path|
|Sep 6||Karen Walsh||Kin|
|Sep 7||Alexis A. Hunter||Charging the Silver Slope|
|Sep 8||Wilma Bernard||Coffee Date|
|Sep 9||The Sisters Hipstergrimm||Three of Troll|
|Sep 10||Sarah Grill||The Waiting Room|
|Sep 11||Saanchi Saxena||The Ring|
|Sep 12||Carl Steiger||The Teddy Bear Who Was Hitler|
|Sep 13||L.A. Fields||Moving Up|
|Sep 14||William G. Davies Jr.||Dear Man|
|Sep 15||Sierra July||Becoming Sugar-Free|
|Sep 16||Chloe Banks||Un-Conspiracy Theory|
|Sep 17||Stephen V. Ramey||Tomorrow I Will Skydive|
|Sep 18||Milo James Fowler||Night Stalking|
|Sep 19||Scott Shipp||Robot for Sale|
|Sep 20||Anne Jarvis||Internet Angling|
|Sep 21||Liz Grear||Collide|
|Sep 22||Wendy Turbin||Sacrifice|
|Sep 23||Stephen Sottong||Dinner Date|
|Sep 24||Sam Bellotto Jr.||Once Upon a Time in Deadbone|
|Sep 25||Whitney B. Setser||The Alligator Purse|
|Sep 26||Lindsay Morgan Lockhart||Soul Smuggler|
|Sep 27||Dennis Haen||Closing Time at the Museum|
|Sep 28||Richard M. O’Donnell||The Ghosts of Becca Wolf|
|Sep 29||Matt Athanasiou||Croak Tree|
|Sep 30||Sarah M Blood||Grocery Bags|