DreamForge is CLOSED for Submissions
Our next submission period is going to be November 15th through November 30th, 2021.
When we are Open for Submissions, you will be directed to the Submissions Portal from this page
Read our announcement about the November Submissions Period – here.
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.
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 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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