From the Editors
Welcome to another month of Every Day Fiction.
March’s issue is shaping up to be one of our strongest ever. We have stories from writers who are new to EDF, like K. Bond and Kathleen Powers-Vermaelen, and also work from returning authors like Pushcart Prize nominees Dave Macpherson, Alex Moisi, and Jason Stout, as well as work from Writers of the Future winner C.L. Holland.
Additionally, EDF’s recently-released anthology, The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008, continues to sell briskly. We recently noticed that Amazon has the trade paperback on sale for the ridiculously low price of $10.85 USD (32% off the cover price of $15.95) — an incredible deal for such a beautiful trade paperback. And for those who prefer hardcovers, the gift edition is clothbound in slate grey with gold foil on the spine and a glossy full-colour dustjacket, currently only $22.00 USD from Amazon (24% off the cover price of $28.95).
If you’ve read the anthology, please consider dropping by the book’s page at Amazon.com and writing a review for us. Time and again, research has shown that reviews sell books, and the more books we sell, the more services we can afford to bring you, and the more we can afford to pay our authors. Remember, EDF is a labour of love. Whatever we make from the sale of these books goes right back into the site. So if you’d like to support us, but don’t want to just hand over your hard-earned cash, buy a book! You’ll be glad you did.
Every Day Fiction would like to take this opportunity to welcome two new slush readers to our staff, to assist Davina and Hillary’s heroic efforts to conquer the slush mountain. We hope that expanding our team will allow us to reduce response times and manage the phenomenal number of submissions we’re getting — which we love, of course, because it tells us that you want to be published here with us.
Gay Degani has published short stories in anthologies and in both print and on-line journals. She is taking a respite from writing flash fiction in order to focus on her mystery novel.
K.C. Ball grew up in Ohio, with her nose in a book. She lives now in Seattle, a stone’s throw from Puget Sound. She has completed two novels, Lifting Up Veronica and August Company, and a screenplay, Black Rock. She has been writing short fiction full-time since January 2008. Her stories have appeared here at Every Day Fiction and various online and print publications. She blogs about writing at kcball.wordpress.com.
Both Ms Degani and Ms Ball have been published with EDF before, but have taken a hiatus from appearing in the pages of the magazine in order to help guide its content. Their stories will be sorely missed, but we are very much looking forward to watching how their input helps to shape which stories are selected for publication.
March’s Table of Contents
|Mar 1||D.C. Grondo||Poor Baby|
|Mar 2||Doug Paul Case||Delightful Surprise|
|Mar 3||TW Williams||Paragon|
|Mar 4||Frank Roger||Full Board|
|Mar 5||Jason Stout||The Last Time|
|Mar 6||Oscar Windsor-Smith||Grave Concerns|
|Mar 7||Amanda D’Avria||What She Sees|
|Mar 8||Oliver||The Dancer|
|Mar 9||Dave Macpherson||First Date|
|Mar 10||C. L. Holland||Beyond the Gate|
|Mar 11||Nick Allen||Old Sparky|
|Mar 12||Frank Byrns||Waiting For Jerome|
|Mar 13||Bosley Gravel||Vicissitude|
|Mar 14||Brian Dolton||Sweet Memories|
|Mar 15||Omenka Helen Uchendu||Without Rain|
|Mar 16||K. Bond||The Fortune of a Pearl|
|Mar 17||Tommy B. Smith||A Game of Circumstance|
|Mar 18||Douglas Bruton||Post-Coital Bliss, Almost|
|Mar 19||Alex Moisi||The Flood|
|Mar 20||Kathleen Powers-Vermaelen||New Addition|
|Mar 21||Martin Reed||Muriel the Goose|
|Mar 22||Deven D Atkinson||VPN Doesn’t Work|
|Mar 23||Sarah Black||A Story for Richard, Involving Bedposts, Che Guevara, and Chocolate Ganache|
|Mar 24||Erica Naone||Home to Perfect|
|Mar 25||Richard M. O’Donnell||The Thirteenth Step|
|Mar 26||Wayne Scheer||Fantasy Woman|
|Mar 27||Oonah V. Joslin||Focus|
|Mar 28||Angel Zapata||We Come From the Water|
|Mar 29||Anne Brooke||Night Bees|
|Mar 30||Nicholas Ozment||Paintball Justice|
|Mar 31||Andrew LeBlanc||Event Log|