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…
|Most Likely to Save the World
|Isaac Newton Failed to Account for Love
|Sharon J. Wishnow
|The Tattooed Artist
|Laura F. Sanchez
|Long as a Country Mile
|Blue Blood Moon
|Full Moon on a Saturday Morning
|Photographs of the Meadow and the Beach
|When Palm trees met Oracle databases
|We Were Broken
|J L Wynne
|An Act in Three Breaths
|One of Them
|Soft Boyfriend $7.99
|Upwards of One
|L. Mahayla Smith
|A Postcard from Mount Saint Bernard
|The Man in My Closet
|The Cuckoldry of Henry VIII
|Thomas J. Misuraca
|Whatever happened to Fluffy?…
|The Lucian’s Real
|The Luck of the Fiddler
|Today I Dropped a Punnet of Blueberries