Sunday, February 28, 2010

From the Editors of Every Day Fiction.

The Best of Every Day Fiction TWO 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.

For Readers:
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.

For Writers:
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

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Complicit at Smokelong


My short short piece "Complicit" is up at Smokelong Weekly this week. And I have a couple more things coming out this spring at Every Day Fiction, Emprise Review and Writers' Bloc as well as a piece in the July issue of 10Flash. Maybe now I can abandon short stuff for a while and get back to the novel. (Haven't I said that a billion times already?) Yikes.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Updates! Updates! Updates!

I keep forgetting to do my "routine" over here at Words in Place, like POSTING and reading from my blog roll. I used to do that most days, but lately I just can't seem to find the time. Thought I'd take a moment to rectify that with some updates. A lot has been happening in 2010 and it's only February.

Flash Fiction Chronicles

This is the Every Day Fiction blog which we launched last spring. If you're reading this, you have to know about that. It's growing and we've finally settled into a kind of routine: published posts from fiction writers around the net, either original or reprints, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

FFC's String-of-10 Microfiction Contest
FFC's String-of-10 Microfiction contest was initiated in August of 2009 with Sharon E. Trotter take the first place spot with her story The Haircut. String-of-10 TWO is running through this coming Sunday, February 14th. Entries should not be longer than 250 words and include 4 of the string of 10 prompt words. For guidelines, go to Flash Fiction Chronicles.
Guest judge is Joel Willans.

Dear Mother Call for Submissions

Writer/singer/friend Jo Nelson has a call out for submissions for a Mother's Day Performance at Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. Check it out on her site: Call for Subs: Letters to Mothers

Excerpt: I realized there are many things I would like to say to my mother, and wonder what you might like to tell yours while she is able to hear your words, or even if you too, must send the message to the stars.


Now About Me
I have several projects going on. Most exciting for me is that I have self-published a book of eight short stories called Pomegranate Stories. Six of these have been previously published either on-line or in print, but two of them are new.

Last year and the year before I'd put together my stories to enter into chapbook contests. Doing this was exhilerating and after the contests were over, I decided I would put together my own tiny collection and a theme in my writing emerged, the relationship between mothers and daughters.
Pomegranate Stories is available at Amazon.com and at Lulu.com.
Lulu will give 15% off over Presidents' Day Weekend. The coupon code is Washington.
Check out Pomegranate and see what you think.
By the way, many of you already have a copy of the collection, and I'm hoping some of you liked it well enough to visit Amazon and Lulu and give the stories a review and rating. I would really appreciate any help in this department.

Luckily my two stories published last year at Every Day Fiction are a part of the just-launched Best of Every Day Fiction Two anthology. "Stranger on the Porch" is drawn from the first chapter of my novel What Came Before (and yes, I am still working on it) and the second is "The London Eye" which you can either read or listen to as read by Michael Sherlock in his sexy Brit accent.

I also want to share that I have three short pieces coming out in March. "6 A.M." at Emprise Review, "Complict" at Smokelong Quarterly, and "Soggy Sandy" at Every Day Fiction.






Monday, February 01, 2010

Every Day Fiction's February Calendar

February’s Table of Contents
Here are the stories to be published in the month of February by Every Day Fiction.
Authors: if you want please leave your blogsite or website address below in the comments section so readers will know who you are!

Feb 1 Damien Walters Grintalis Let Down Your Hair
Feb 2 Leslie A. Dow Regret
Feb 3 Stef Hall Dancing Snowflakes
Feb 4 Matt Cowens Dead Weight
Feb 5 Dale Ivan Smith Hassan’s News
Feb 6 Nikesh Murali The Photograph
Feb 7 Jens Rushing Le Danse Macabre
Feb 8 Douglas Pugh Augan Ismic
Feb 9 Krystyna Smallman The Small Print
Feb 10 KJ Kabza One-Sided
Feb 11 A.R. Williams Blossoms Weep, Spiders Fall
Feb 12 Katherine Lopez Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
Feb 13 Evonne Gayle Love at the Mall
Feb 14 Madhumita Gupta Valentine Day
Feb 15 Bruce Stirling The Warning
Feb 16 Douglas Campbell The Destiny Of Archer Deft
Feb 17 Jeanne Holtzman Elvis Has Left the Chitlin Strut
Feb 18 Steve Kissing It’s Good To Be Here, Meredith
Feb 19 Frank Roger Beyond the Final Chapter
Feb 20 Mickey Mills The Accountant
Feb 21 R.F. Marazas Waiting For My Assassin
Feb 22 Thomas Canfield Pranksters
Feb 23 Stacy Post The Big Blue
Feb 24 Kate Sheeran Conversation with a Giant
Feb 25 Stephanie Kincaid She’s a Biter
Feb 26 Deborah Winter-Blood The Miracle of St. John
Feb 27 Mark Partin Souls
Feb 28 Walt Giersbach Last Year’s Icon