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!
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 1||Margaret LaFleur||Most Likely to Save the World|
|Sep 2||Anatoly Belilovsky||Isaac Newton Failed to Account for Love|
|Sep 3||Kayla Bell||Clean Slate|
|Sep 4||Sharon J. Wishnow||The Tattooed Artist|
|Sep 5||Laura F. Sanchez||Long as a Country Mile|
|Sep 6||Morris Alexander||Carnations|
|Sep 7||Myra King||Lunar Seas|
|Sep 8||Dianne Sefcik||Blue Blood Moon|
|Sep 9||Frank Zubek||Full Moon on a Saturday Morning|
|Sep 10||Sahith Shetty||Photographs of the Meadow and the Beach|
|Sep 11||Loren Seldner||When Palm trees met Oracle databases|
|Sep 12||Sean Lassiter||We Were Broken|
|Sep 13||J L Wynne||Strays|
|Sep 14||Andrew Punzo||An Act in Three Breaths|
|Sep 15||Walter Lawn||One of Them|
|Sep 16||Phyllis Reilly||Soft Boyfriend $7.99|
|Sep 17||Tessa Beebe||Upwards of One|
|Sep 18||L. Mahayla Smith||A Postcard from Mount Saint Bernard|
|Sep 19||Amy Clark||The Man in My Closet|
|Sep 20||Hannah Clark||The Farm|
|Sep 21||NickGallup||The Cuckoldry of Henry VIII|
|Sep 22||Thomas J. Misuraca||Wash Away|
|Sep 23||Eric Casdorph||Heavy Metal|
|Sep 24||Margaret Madole||Split|
|Sep 25||Jerri Jerreat||Water Marriage|
|Sep 26||Matthew Schneider||Persephone|
|Sep 27||Stephen Duffin||Whatever happened to Fluffy?…|
|Sep 28||Michelle Christophorou||The Lucian’s Real|
|Sep 29||Irene Montaner||The Luck of the Fiddler|
|Sep 30||Elaine Mead||Today I Dropped a Punnet of Blueberries|