DreamForge is CLOSED for Submissions
The current submission period closed on 11/30/21. Thank you to all our hopeful contributors! We look forward to reading your stories. Over 500 were submitted this period!
Within a few weeks we hope to get back to most of you with the status of your story. Most stories will be returned without editorial comment.
Providing individual comment, even for stories that are “almost there” is enormously time consuming, as we are all volunteers with day jobs to contend with. Throughout the year, we try to pick a few promising stories and work with their authors toward improving the manuscript. We also will make informational videos that we hope you’ll find instructive. The first of those is already on this page, explaining your odds of making a sale.
If you’d like to work on your writing with us, consider joining us in our DreamCasters discussion group, available to our Patreon supporters at Tier Two an above. All proceeds go to pay for stories in future issues of DreamForge Anvil.
Learn more about what we look for (when we are open) in the guidelines below.
Page Layout:Font: Arial, Size 12 Double spaced Indented paragraphs Single space after periods. No extra line break between paragraphs Section breaks, as needed, should be three ### symbols, centered on the page. In the document Header, include Title/Last Name/Page #
File Naming:When you SAVE your file, name it in the following way: StoryTitle-V01.doc as in "Pangenesis-V01.doc." In case we ask for edits or a rewrite, the second version would be V02, etc. (You may include your name in the file name if you wish) During the submission process, you will have the opportunity to write a cover letter, enter the word count, select genre and story type, etc. (We know that's a bit of double work, but there's the story and then there's the submission log, and if they get separated this helps us know what went where and what belongs to whom, etc.)
Curious Why Stories Get Rejected?
You know, you are probably a pretty decent writer. There is a very good chance we are going to like your story, even admire parts of what you have accomplished with it. We know that going in, but still, the odds of us choosing your story for publication are pretty slim.
Read our Blog Post: Why We Didn’t Buy Your Story
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