September’s Table of Contents

editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell

From the Editors

Happy Birthday, Every Day Fiction! Today marks the twelfth birthday of the magazine and the beginning of our thirteenth year of publication.

I’ve probably been doing this for far too long. I get burned out and think it’s time to wrap it up, but then the writers and readers and editorial team inspire me all over again. A lot goes on behind the scenes to make a magazine happen, from the writer’s first word on the page to the moment the reader clicks on the story to read more. Thank you to everyone who plays a part in that at any stage, as here we go around the sun again…

We have a few back-to-school stories for you at the beginning of the month, including “Isaac Newton Failed to Account for Love” by Anatoly Belilovsky, “Clean Slate” by Kayla Bell, and “The Tattooed Artist” by Sharon J. Wishnow.

Then, for Patriot Day on 9/11, we’ll be featuring “When Palm Trees Met Oracle Databases” by Loren Seldner.

We can’t, of course, promise that you’ll always find our Monday stories funny, but we try to choose lighter fare when possible to make the start of the week less painful.

Other than that, it’s just our usual mix of genres and authors. Enjoy!

For Writers

Over the summer, long time EDF editorial assistant Lisa Finch moved on to other things. She was a valued member of our team, and we miss her participation in our discussion and decisions. Thank you for everything, Lisa!

We’re in need of new team members to get back up to full capacity, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to volunteer as an EDF slush reader, check out the application information here.

Submissions are now open for stories targeted at holidays and occasions in October and November:

  • SUBMIT HERE for October-specific stories (including World Teachers’ Day, Yom Kippur, Canadian Thanksgiving, Indigenous People’s Day, World Mental Health Day, Halloween / Samhain, and more); closes September 26th.
  • SUBMIT HERE for November-specific stories (including Guy Fawkes Day, Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, World Kindness Day, American Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Red Planet Day, and more); closes October 27th.

Please note that general submissions (publishable at any time) should always go through our main submissions form; the month-specific ones are for stories that would only be suitable for publication during the month in question.

Table of Contents

At last, we’ve managed to get back to a full table of contents, planned in advance; here’s what we have for your reading pleasure this month…

Sep 1Margaret LaFleurMost Likely to Save the World
Sep 2Anatoly BelilovskyIsaac Newton Failed to Account for Love
Sep 3Kayla BellClean Slate
Sep 4Sharon J. WishnowThe Tattooed Artist
Sep 5Laura F. SanchezLong as a Country Mile
Sep 6Morris AlexanderCarnations
Sep 7Myra KingLunar Seas
Sep 8Dianne SefcikBlue Blood Moon
Sep 9Frank ZubekFull Moon on a Saturday Morning
Sep 10Sahith ShettyPhotographs of the Meadow and the Beach
Sep 11Loren SeldnerWhen Palm trees met Oracle databases
Sep 12Sean LassiterWe Were Broken
Sep 13J L WynneStrays
Sep 14Andrew PunzoAn Act in Three Breaths
Sep 15Walter LawnOne of Them
Sep 16Phyllis ReillySoft Boyfriend $7.99
Sep 17Tessa BeebeUpwards of One
Sep 18L. Mahayla SmithA Postcard from Mount Saint Bernard
Sep 19Amy ClarkThe Man in My Closet
Sep 20Hannah ClarkThe Farm
Sep 21NickGallupThe Cuckoldry of Henry VIII
Sep 22Thomas J. MisuracaWash Away
Sep 23Eric CasdorphHeavy Metal
Sep 24Margaret MadoleSplit
Sep 25Jerri JerreatWater Marriage
Sep 26Matthew SchneiderPersephone
Sep 27Stephen DuffinWhatever happened to Fluffy?…
Sep 28Michelle ChristophorouThe Lucian’s Real
Sep 29Irene MontanerThe Luck of the Fiddler
Sep 30Elaine MeadToday I Dropped a Punnet of Blueberries
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