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 5 Submissions: OPEN, Theme: MECHA

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

The theme for issue 5 is MECHA.

As in, giant robots. Stories must feature giant robots akin to Pacific Rim, Gundam, etc. This doesn’t necessarily mean science fiction and space and all that jazz – feel free to surprise us and give us magic mechs!

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 May 31st.
  • 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!

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~

Issue 4 Submissions: OPEN, Theme: retold

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

The theme for issue 4 is RETOLD.

As in, retold stories. Cyberpunk Snow White, Little Match Girl in space, Shakespeare, etc. Interpret the theme in whatever way you see fit, stretch your imaginations! We look forward to seeing your submissions!

For this issue, please include what story was your inspiration!

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
  • 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
  • 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!

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