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 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 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!

Issue 3: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Unfading Daydream is a literary magazine that strives to feature the genres that inspired us to start writing (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.). We want to showcase stories of all types – from romantic, to platonic – and especially ones featuring LGBTQ+ themes. Unfading Daydream will be published on a quarterly basis.

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 3 is NEW BEGINNINGS.

You know, because the issue is coming out around the start of the new year. Interpret the theme in whatever way you see fit, stretch your imaginations! We look forward to seeing your 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 November 30th.
  • 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!

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