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
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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.
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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!

Issue 5: MECHA is here!

Issue 5: MECHA includes 7 unique stories that include giant robots in some way. From a harrowing battle with massive steampowered mechs to mecha infused with magic, these tales are sure to entertain.

Featured stories are by: Donovan Bertch, Sarah Clowder, OJ, Jennifer Lee Rossman, J.R. Rustrian, Alyssa N. Vaughn, and C. Whitmer.

Digital Copies can be found HERE

Hard Copies can be found HERE

As usual, physical copies are only available while supplies last~

And be sure to check out our Patreon!

Issue 4: RETOLD and Year 1 Anthology are here!

Issue 4 of Unfading Daydream is here! Issue 4 is themed: RETOLD! Famous stories re-imagined. We have everything from a retelling of The Little Mermaid to a unique take on Japanese mythology.

The featured stories are by:
Alice Godwin, Elana Gomel, Russel Hemmell, Shannon Lippert, Cate Millican,Naomi Brett Rourke, Andrea Teare, Rachel Unger, and Stanley B. Webb.

Hard copies can be found HERE!

Digital copies can be found HERE!

We are also pleased to announce that our Year 1 Anthology is for sale as well! The anthology features the first year’s stories; our pilot magazine, as well as the second issue, which was themed ‘supernatural.’

The featured stories are written by: Lisa Alfano, John Baltisberger, Donovan Bertch, Alven Burgett, Stacie Dunham, Olivia Hennis, J.A.W. McCarthy, Cate Millican, Charles Roland, J.R. Rustrian, G.E. Smith, Fanni Suto, Austin T. Twenter, C. Whitmer, and John William Worth.

Hard copies can be found HERE!

Digital copies can be found HERE!

As usual, physical copies are only available while supplies last~

Unfading Daydream: Issue 3 is now here!

Apologies on how long its taken us to get this post up – things have been hectic this month for both editors. But here’s the post!

The third issue of Unfading Daydream contains eleven stories of fresh starts and renewals, whether they be good, bad, or otherwise.

Authors featured this month are Donovan Bertch, Alice Godwin, Gordon Grice, Tim Jeffreys, Cate Millican, A.L. Nachtman, Charlotte Platt, Stephen Paul Sayers, Fanni Suto, Michael Thomas, and Olin Wish.

Hard copies can be purchased HERE

ebook copies can be purchased HERE

On another note, submissions for Issue 4 will be opening at 12:00 am CST on February 1st.

Thank you so much for your continued support and, again, we’re sorry for the delays in getting this post up.

-LL

Issue 1 Available for Pre-order! Issue 2 Submissions open!

Unfading Daydream: Issue 1 is FINALLY ready for pre-order! Pre-order the first edition of Unfading Daydream’s limited hard-copy run. 68 pages of original content by indie authors with gripping tales from a dungeon campaign gone off to a miner’s last request.This volume features stories from Alven Burgett, Donovan Bertch, Stacie Dunham, Cate Millican, and Austin T. Twenter.

Hard copies can be pre-ordered here, at our Storenvy.

Ebook copies can be pre-ordered here on our Amazon page.

Hard copies of the issue are going to be sold only during the month of August – so if you’d like a physical copy, be sure to pre-order! However, ebook copies will always be available.

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

The theme for issue 2 is SUPERNATURAL.

…because issue 2 will be coming out around Halloween. Interpret the theme in whatever way you see fit, stretch your imaginations! We look forward to seeing your supernatural submissions!

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 August 31st.
  • Expect a decision within four weeks
  • See full guidelines HERE

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
  • Please send your submission to submit [at] unfadingdaydream [dot] com with the title of ‘Unfading Daydream Cover’

Thank you, we look forward to seeing the submissions!

Happy writing!
~LL