We are working on our Christmas in July issue...🎅✝️🎄. It's shaping up to be lovely!
In the meantime... hop on over to our June edition of Edify Fiction and read some great stories like Katinka Smit's "Ordinance Man" and beautiful poetry like Bruce Alford's "Sound is Sermonic". http://www.edifyfiction.com/issues.html
Edify Fiction's Assistant Editor, Michele McMillan-Holified's story, 'Everything Out of Reach', was published this month in Whale Road Review. Read it online http://www.whaleroadreview.com/mcmillan-holifield/
Edify Fiction is listed in the submission pages of the West Lothian Writers' group. Check them out if you are in the area. They have regular meetings, guest speakers, and cover pertinent topics for writers. West Lothian Writers
We've got some great submissions in for our Christmas in July edition... but there's always room for more great pieces. Send yours in by June 20th to be considered.
It's true! Another issue hit the 'net Friday and it is chock full of great reads, including Philip Ivory's "The Daytime People". Get your favorite device and get to reading!
Friends, we're so excited that you can now read Intermediate Teacher and Master Class Student Phil Ivory's flash fiction "Daytime People" out now in Edify Ficti...on. The link will take you directly to his story in the current issue. Some of you may recognize this story from our 2016 Reading Twin Palms at Antigone Books (and other of you will recognize it as a response to the Harrington exercise--see, your Writers Studio exercises can go on to do great things!). Also, link got messy, but here is the right one: http://online.anyflip.com/lxwv/nndo/mobile/index.html#p=8
Busily working on the layout for the May edition. While you are waiting for it, don't forget to post your comments of your favorites from our April edition. There's space on our website for your thoughts.
These comments will be used when we select our annual Best of the Best entries. What's in it for you? WELL! Besides great reading, at least two (maybe more) randomly drawn commenters will earn a $25 gift card to Amazon. Start reading and commenting! You could win!
Christmas in July is just around the corner!
Our newest assistant editor is Michelle McMillan-Holifield. She helps provide paid critiques, is our lead editor here on poetry submissions, and works the same long, nutty hours as us. She's a published writer herself (she knows your angst!). Take a peek at one of her most recently published pieces, "The Blue Egger".
For the grammar-phobic: a tongue-in-cheek list of popular grammar rules.
It's finally here! Our inaugural issue is free and live online - just in time for your weekend reading pleasure!
Settle back with a snack and some good reading. Don't forget to comment on your favorite pieces when you are done. We'd love to hear from you!
The Oxford comma wins in a court of law...
So you submitted something and you haven't heard from us. Why is that?
- We read it and we're on the fence (this can be for many reasons... too similar to another story, topic that's been overdone, the editor was in a bad mood that day and wanted to give it another chance, it needs more editing than normal, it really is a great piece but probably not exactly for our magazine and we hate turning it away)
- One of us read it and wanted a second opinion from another editor...
- We're busily working on the April edition and have put reading down for a bit
If you submitted it before March 8th, it falls into one of the first two categories. If you submitted March 8 or after, it falls into the last one.
You should rest assured, we feel privileged to read *all* your submissions, whether we accept them or not.
We are reading through more great submissions! Here are a few standard formatting tips you should follow when submitting anywhere (unless they give specific instructions contrary to these):
Double space your story
Number the pages
Give it a meaningful title on the first page...
Give it at least a 1 inch margin all the way around
Font size should be 12 point
Don't justify margins - let the type wrap naturally
These make your story easier to read so editors are focused on your content, not your formatting. You don't want an editor to discard your work because they get too frustrated with the formatting to finish reading it. Happy submitting!