From the Editors
Welcome to another month of Every Day Fiction.
Anthology sales are going well, and we’re now looking for reviews! We love reader reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or wherever else you buy books online, and we’re also very happy with blog love (or blog-literary-criticism). And if we’ve got any professional reviewers out there among our readers, well, we’d love for you to contact us.
We’ve got the usual great variety of styles and flavours for you this month, with fresh stories from names you’ll recognize, including Gay Degani and Kevin Shamel, along with a variety of new-to-EDF authors such as Christopher Floyd and Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen.
For St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, we’re featuring the appropriately-titled “Patrick’s Day” by J.C. Towler.
And once you’ve had your daily dose of fiction, consider heading over to Every Day Poets for a dash of poetry in your life. Even if you’re not up to poetry every day, though, do take a look at February’s most-read poems: “Monday Morning Before the Garbage Truck Comes” by Linda Simoni-Wastila, “Lost & Found” by Stacy Post, and “The Emancipation of Sylvia Plath” by David Siegel Bernstein.
We’re still looking for stories suitable for spring and Easter — remember to fill in the “Targeted” field in the submission form so we don’t miss them!
Also, we’ve had another changeover in the slush reading department: Katheryn McLaughlin and Hillary Degani have moved on to other things, and we’re happy to welcome Martin Turton and Brenda Stokes to the team. Check out our staff page to learn more about Martin and Brenda. We’re always looking for more slush readers — it’s only a three-month commitment (extendable by mutual agreement, of course), no experience necessary. If you’re interested in reading slush for us, click here to learn more.
We’re also delighted to have K.C. Ball joining us as guest editor for the month of March. K.C. is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In addition to nine stories at Every Day Fiction, her work has appeared in various print and on-line publications, including Flash Fiction Online and Analog. Her story “Coward’s Steel” will appear in the Writers of the Future 26 anthology this August. K.C. is the editor of 10Flash Quarterly and blogs about writing at A Moving Line.
Have you been following our Flash Fiction Chronicles blog? Just in case you missed them, the most-read posts over the past month include “What is Flash Fiction?”: Imagine You Were Born To Answer It and “Who Cares?”: The Nuts & Bolts of Making Narrative Matter, both by Randall Brown, and also The Short Story According to Nik by Nik Perring.
March’s Table of Contents
|Mar 1||Bruce Stirling||Stairway to Heaven|
|Mar 2||Jacky Taylor||Only at the End of the Road|
|Mar 3||R.F. Marazas||Long Night of the Witch|
|Mar 4||Kendra Cummings||HR Hell|
|Mar 5||James Bloomer||Build, Build, Build|
|Mar 6||Gaius Coffey||Terry and the Eye|
|Mar 7||Katherine Clements||Crane Fly|
|Mar 8||Tara Gilboy||Stages of Grief|
|Mar 9||K. V. Douglass||The Daughter|
|Mar 10||David Dalglish||All I Did Was Look|
|Mar 11||Matthew Wimmer||Take Stock of Your Life|
|Mar 12||Jenny Schwartz||Centauri Calling|
|Mar 13||David Rees-Thomas||The Hardest Walk|
|Mar 14||Timothy Miller||The Root|
|Mar 15||Christopher Floyd||Brewers Fan|
|Mar 16||Gay Degani||Soggy Sandy|
|Mar 17||J.C. Towler||Patrick’s Day|
|Mar 18||Michael Ehart||Matamoros Shuffle|
|Mar 19||Lindsey Duncan||Ostracized|
|Mar 20||Frank Roger||Back In Touch|
|Mar 21||Jerry Kraft||Games of Chance|
|Mar 22||Dan Purdue||Changeover Day|
|Mar 23||Kevin Shamel||What Name Do I Give Her?|
|Mar 24||Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen||Lollipop|
|Mar 25||Aaron Polson||Billy Boy|
|Mar 26||Nick Allen||Final Answers|
|Mar 27||Jennifer Campbell-Hicks||Ripples|
|Mar 28||Richmond Weems||Herschel Kriege, 65|
|Mar 29||Elina Michaels||Failure|
|Mar 30||Tyrean Martinson||Enough To Do|
|Mar 31||Christopher Allen||The Orangery|