DreamForge in 2023

DreamForge Anvil is our online and digital eBook version of DreamForge. DreamForge Magazine is our print offering.  In 2023, our tentative publishing schedule:

March 15th DF Anvil 11
June 15th DF Anvil 12
June 30th DreamForge Magazine 12
September 15th DF Anvil 13
December 1st   DF Anvil 14
December 31st DreamForge Magazine 13

Each DreamForge Magazine, our print version, is a compilation of stories from the two preceding digital issues and is made available on Amazon. Here’s an example: DreamForge Magazine Issue 11.

How Subscriptions Work

Most of our stories are FREE online through our Reader’s Portal.

A base subscription of $17.99/year gets you the eBook/Mobi versions of DreamForge Anvil (including past issues) as well as access to other online features, like digital copies of Angela Yuriko Smith’s Space & Time Magazine, and Line Edits of published stories so you can see how the Authors worked up the final manuscript.

There are many ways to Support DreamForge, including joining our Writer’s Discussion Group on Patreon, buying single eBook or Merch, and attending a DreamForge webinar.


A Passionate Attention to Writing

The path we’ve chosen for 2022 is based in the enjoyment we experienced working with authors to solve story problems and polish near gems to perfection. It was equally gratifying to provide useful feedback to hopeful contributors, writers who rarely heard from editors about the quality of their work. We love it when we receive comments like:

"Your advice has helped me get stories picked up twice!!!!" and "the feedback you offered me on the first few stories I submitted is far and away the best feedback I've ever gotten."  --Angelique Fawns

We share these comments not in praise of us, but in hope that we can contribute to helping more authors if we focus on the writing and share what we've learned.

To pursue this work with writers, we’ve established a Writers Discussion Group, including writing challenges that lead to publication, which can be accessed as a Patreon supporter.

The DreamForge Channel

We’re also starting up a YouTube Channel for DreamForge. We’ll interview writers and other guests of interest, talk about writing science fiction and fantasy, keep you up-to-date on the magazine, and explore topics like futurism and space exploration.

Check out our video on The Fermi Future.


Watch our website for announcements of reading periods. We generally have 2 reading periods per year, one in spring/summer and one in fall/winter.

Our pay rate is $0.06/word for first world electronic rights, with the option to include the story in limited edition print runs or print on demand versions of DreamForge Magazine. Payment on Acceptance.

To learn more, visit our Submissions page.

Is DreamForge for You?

In all worlds and times, our tales revolve around those individuals and groups who bring meaning and value to the world, whose actions are of consequence, and whose dreams are the vanguard of things to come.

With DreamForge Anvil, we’ll buy and publish great stories that you’ll love  – speculative fiction that is positive and hopeful, demonstrating humanity’s ability to overcome challenges.

More than just the stories, we’ll go behind-the-scenes of our story telling with author and editor notes, giving writers the opportunity to participate the in the process and improve their own writing.

Our Positive Approach

In all worlds and times, our tales revolve around those individuals and groups who bring meaning and value to the world, whose actions are of consequence, and whose dreams are the vanguard of things to come.

Whether you call that Solarpunk, Hopepunk, or just DreamForge stories, you’ll find them here.

Our goal is to publish fiction and commentary that embody, in one way or another, these essential principles: integrity and decency, compassion and creativity, intelligence and inventiveness, the rule of law and liberty under the law, and the dignity of the individual.

We do not subscribe to hopelessness or futility as a vision of the future or of any setting or situation.
We believe in the power of synergy to unleash the potential of disparate individuals and communities for the betterment of all.

Subscribe to DreamForge Anvil.

Join the DreamForge Adventure!

At DreamForge Anvil, we welcome readers with a passion for positive fantasy and science fiction. Here you will find stories where characters endure, overcome, and embrace that spirit of wonder and discovery through which sentient beings invest the universe with meaning and purpose.

Our outlook is sanguine, faithful to those dreamers and makers who came before us to brave ages far darker than our own, supportive of present idealists who remain indomitable in the face our time’s apocalyptic fears, and hopeful that the principles of compassion, justice, and truth shall endure until the end of time.

Entrust us with your email address and we will keep you informed as DreamForge Magazine continues to showcase the talents of new and established writers and reaffirms your belief in the promise of a greater tomorrow. Sign up for Our e-Newsletter today by completing our Contact Form.