We are proud to announce that our eighth reading period is starting today! Unfading Daydream invites you to submit your speculative fiction short stories.
The theme for issue 9 is POSSESSION. Defined as: the state of having, owning, or controlling something. Think demons, magic, technology…all different ways of controlling someone. Or go with something more subtle. Surprise us.
- We are open to established and new, emerging authors.
- In terms of length, we’re looking for stories between 1000 and 7000 words. Shorter or longer stories will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- No previously published works.
- No fanfiction please
- Reading periods are May 1st to July 31st and November 1st to January 31st.
- All submissions must be in by 11:59pm CST on the last day of the reading period. In this case, all submissions must be in by 11:59pm CST on July 31st.
- Expect a decision within four weeks of the submission window ending.
- See full guidelines HERE
While we are a small literary magazine, we are offering monetary payment to those who we accept for publication. Stories that are between 1000-3000 words will receive $5. Stories that are longer than that will receive $10. All contributors receive a hard copy of the magazine.
- We accept submissions only by email.
- Free to submit!
- Please send your submission to submit [at] unfadingdaydream [dot] com with the title of ‘Unfading Daydream Submission’.
We are also seeking submissions for cover art.
- artists will be compensated ($50 and a contributor copy)
- Please send your submission to submit [at] unfadingdaydream [dot] com with the title of ‘Unfading Daydream Cover’
- Full guidelines for artists HERE
Thank you, we look forward to seeing the submissions!