DreamForge is CLOSED for Submissions
Thank you everyone! We received over 500 submissions in the spring of 2021, and we’ll be reviewing those for another 4 to 6 weeks. Most authors should hear from us by the end of April.
Once we know how much we’re able to acquire from this submission period, we’ll make a decision about when we open up again. And thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter – as your support is what allows us to buy stories and keep DreamForge going!
DreamForge Anvil is about a passionate attention to storytelling as much it is about the stories themselves. This year, most stories will be returned without comment.
That will give us time to pick a few “almost there” tales and work with the authors to see if we can collaborate in taking the story over the hurdle to select it for publication.
When we find a story we want to work with, we’ll ask first if the author is interested, before we come back at you with a detailed review and suggestions. If you are interested, and if we accept your story after editorial changes, then we’ll publish your story and include a line edit comparison from your original to final so that those interested in story development can learn from the experience. We’ll also give you the opportunity to talk about your story and share insights into its development and the meaning it has for you.
For every story we accept, we’ll provide two other hopeful contributors with the same level of detailed notes that we provide to the hidden gems we choose to work with. These will be chosen at random so that authors with a wide range of skill sets and experience can receive some feedback. We might not be able to publish your story, but perhaps we can help you improve its chances elsewhere.
As you might guess, we expect to receive hundreds of stories, perhaps hundreds and hundreds. During the entire year, we’ll only be able to publish 20-30 at best, and in total give detailed responses to less than a hundred hopeful contributors. But perhaps we’ll make more of a difference to those we are able to work with. It’s an experiment; we’ll see how it goes.
Learn more about what we look for in the guidelines below.
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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