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 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 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!

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!

Submissions: OPEN

Hey all!

Unfading Daydream is pleased to announce that submissions for our first issue are now open. The reading period will last from today until 11:59pm CST on May 31st.

We are looking for speculative fiction short stories between 1000-7000 words that have not been previously published. Anything below or above that will be evaluated on a case by case basis!

Stories that are 1000-3000 words will receive $5 if we decide to publish them and stories that are longer than that will receive $10. All contributors will receive a hard copy of the magazine.

You can find our submission guidelines HERE!

We accept submissions by email only. 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.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Happy writing!
~LL