Issue 9 Submissions: OPEN, Theme: possession

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 POSSESSIONDefined 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.

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 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.

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!

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Issue 8: heroes & villains is here! And other announcements

Issue 8 of Unfading Daydream is here!

Issue 8 features 7 incredible speculative fiction stories. From a thrilling rescue of kidnapped lover to a daring attempt to defeat a supervillain, these stories are sure to please.

Featured stories are by Donovan Bertch, Sarah Clowder, Audrey Hetzler, Cate Millican, J.R. Rustrian, Swylmar dos Santos Ferreira (translated by Toshiya Kamei), and Elisha Sears.

You can buy physical copies at our store. Digital copies are available on Amazon.

Other Announcements

We strive for Unfading Daydream to be the best it possibly can, which means we needed to admit to ourselves that we were struggling with a quarterly release. This has led us to this compromise: after the April 2019 issue, Unfading Daydream will be a biannual magazine.

Magazines will come out in April and October of each year.

Reading periods will now be from November to January and May to July. If we get enough stories early, we will close the submission window ahead of the end date. Much like before, anything submitted outside of reading periods will not be considered.

This means our next window opens on May 1st and will close on July 31st at 11:59pm CST. The theme of Issue 9 will be POSSESSION.

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!
~LL

Issue 8 Submissions: CLOSED

Short story submissions for Issue 8 are now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who submitted. We look forward to reading through your work and are excited to see what came in. Expect a decision within a couple weeks.

COVER ART SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN! Cover art submissions must be in by March 11th at 11:59pm CST. Artists will be compensated ($50 and a contributor copy). The artist retains rights to the art work and may use it how they please. We only buy the license to use it for our cover. In that vein, it can be a previously made work so long as it doesn’t have any other copyrights or licenses. We are not looking for fanart for our cover, however. We just would like it to fit the theme!

Thank you so much for your time and support!

~LL

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 7 Submissions: CLOSED

Short story submissions for Issue 7 are now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who submitted. We look forward to reading through your work and are excited to see what came in. Expect a decision within a couple weeks.

COVER ART SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN! Cover art submissions must be in by December 9th at 11:59pm CST. Artists will be compensated ($50 and a contributor copy). The artist retains rights to the art work and may use it how they please. We only buy the license to use it for our cover. In that vein, it can be a previously made work so long as it doesn’t have any other copyrights or licenses. We are not looking for fanart for our cover, however.

Thank you so much for your time and support!

~LL

Issue 7 Submissions OPEN

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

Issue 7 has no theme. Meaning, any speculative fiction story (so long as it adheres to our submission guidelines) is welcome. We look forward to reading your work!

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 November 30th.
  • Expect a decision within four weeks
  • See full guidelines HERE
  • Please note that our guidelines have changed a little and be sure to read through all of them!

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!