DreamForge is Open for Submissions!
We’ll be open from February 20th through March 13th, closing at 12:00 am midnight, Eastern Standard Time for submissions to our effort this year – DreamForge Anvil.
The biggest thing to know is that this reading period, our maximum word length is 4,500 words. We’re looking for positive stories of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Horror is a stretch for us, but occasionally an unusual one with an upbeat ending makes it through.
Submissions are made by uploading to a cloud based portal. After you read our Guidelines below, Visit our Submissions Procedures Page to get started.
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’re looking 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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