Deadline Extension for Submissions

Greetings from your editors! We have a few announcements to make.

First, we are pleased to offer an extension to our deadline for issue 10. The new deadline for submissions will be February 29th at 11:59pm CST. This will allow our writers more time to complete their work after a busy holiday season and recovery time.

In addition, Editor LL will be out of the country for the month of February, which leaves Editor Adelei in charge. Please be patient as the workload shifts. Reviews of submissions will continue after LL returns.

We look forward to reading all the wonderful stories waiting for us! Until then, keep on writing!

Issue 10 Submissions OPEN

We are proud to announce that our tenth reading period is starting today! Unfading Daydream invites you to submit your speculative fiction short stories.

The theme for issue 10 is REVOLUTION.

Revolution encompasses the turning of the tides, whether it’s changing society or the world, or something altogether different. Change is fluid and so is the world around us. The term is open to interpretation, so feel free to let loose!

Basic Details:

  • 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
  • Current reading period is December 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 January 31st.
  • Expect a decision within 4-6 weeks
  • Publication will be released in April 2020.
  • See full guidelines HERE
  • Due to the shortened month, we will accept late submissions on a case by case basis. Authors must make arrangements by email at least 24 hours before the deadline if they intend on submitting late work. No exceptions.

While we are very new, 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.

Submissions:

  • 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!

Issue 9 is here!

Greetings from the editing team!

Thank you to everyone for being so patient while we made the finishing touches on this period’s issue! We had so many great stories come through and we’re excited to finally share them all!

Issue 9: Possession, is now available in our shop as well as on Amazon! As always, proceeds go right back to our writers and illustrators for future issues.

Please look forward to all the submission for our next theme: Revolution! Keep an eye out for the announcement!

~Adelei

Issue 9 coming soon!

We at Unfading Daydream are happy to work with all our authors for our upcoming issue. A lot of hard work goes into putting together each issue, and we never want to cut corners due to time constraints or outside influence.

Therefore, due to unforseen circumstances, the release of issue 9 – Possession – will be delayed for another few days. We are working hard to assure the upcoming issue is at the highest level of quality for our readers and authors alike.

We will post an update once we have a concrete date so stay tuned!

 

 

Issue 8 Submissions Open!

heroes and villains

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 8 is HEROES & VILLAINS.

From comics to TV shows, heroes are everywhere. And wherever they may be, a villain surely lurks close behind. We’re looking for fresh and exciting takes on the fight between good versus evil. The terms are open for interpretation, so feel free to get creative!

Basic Details:

  • 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, August, November, and February.
  • 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 February 28th.
  • Expect a decision within four weeks
  • See full guidelines HERE
  • Due to the shortened month, we will accept late submissions on a case by case basis. Authors must make arrangements by email at least 24 hours before the deadline if they intend on submitting late work. No exceptions.

While we are very new, 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.

Submissions:

  • 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!

Issue 7 of Unfading Daydream is here!

Happy New Year from the UD Staff!
We hope your 2019 is looking wonderful so far! Editors LL and Adelei took a much needed break over the holidays to spend time with their friends and family, as well as ramp up for the work ahead.
Now onto news!
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Issue 7 is now available for order.

Digital copies will be available on Amazon shortly. Contributors will receive their copies in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience!

How can I support UD?

Aside from purchasing this edition, leaving a review for any of our releases helps Unfading Daydream give our authors more exposure!

In addition, be sure to check out our Patreon! Patrons not only receive one of the limited copies of the issue, but they assure that we can continue publishing!

What’s next for UD?

Our next submission period begins on February 1st, 2019, and will be released in April 2019. The theme for the coming issue is Heroes and Villains, so brush off your capes and armor!
If you have any questions of what is allowed in UD, please see our submission guidelines.

How can I get updates?

We just launched our mailing list! By subscribing you will receive periodic emails about reading periods, new releases, and any important info about Unfading Daydream. Sign up today to get on the list for our next issue!
A huge thank you to everyone involved for helping us release another successful issue! We couldn’t make this daydream happen without you!
~Adelei

Issue 6: CRYPTIDS is here!

Happy First of Halloween from the UD Staff!
Thanks to the hard work of all our authors, artists, and editors, we have successfully published our October 2018 issue of Unfading Daydream. We’re super excited to share all these stories with the world!
Where can I get my copy?
If you’d like to purchase copies for yourself or your family, they are available through the following links.
How can I support UD?
Aside from purchasing this edition, leaving a review for any of our releases helps Unfading Daydream give our authors more exposure!
In addition, be sure to check out our Patreon! Patrons not only receive one of the limited copies of the issue, but they assure that we can continue publishing!
What’s next for UD?
Our next submission period begins on November 1st, 2018, and will be released on January 1st, 2019. The coming issue will be open theme, meaning any story of any theme is welcome! If you have any questions of what is allowed in UD, please see our submission guidelines.
A huge thank you to everyone involved for helping us release another successful issue! We couldn’t make this daydream happen without you!

Coming Soon, Issue 4!

Adel here. What a crazy month it has been! It feels like it just flew by. Spring is on the way and we at Unfading Daydream are finishing up Issue 4 of the magazine.

Thank you to all that submitted. We got the privilege of reading dozens of retold classics, even some we did not expect to see! All in all, it was a very exciting submission period!

Our next theme is one I’m personally very excited about; Mecha!

As always, our themes are very loose and open for interpretation. With this theme, we hope to see a variety of different approaches to the idea. Remember, Mecha doesn’t have to be just sci-fi!

Good luck and we hope to hear from you in May!