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Fictive Dream

General submissions

Accepting submissions of Short Stories
In genres:
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
For short stories:
1 story between 500 and 2500 words
Accepted formats:
Submit via:
Usual response time: 1 months


Fictive Dream publish stories of between 500 and 2,500 words that have not previously appeared elsewhere, either in print or online (including your own blog and social media).

Submit your story as a Word attachment to fictivedream@gmail.com. No PDFs and please do not paste your story in the body of your email. They aim to get back to you within a month of submission. 

Please add a brief biography of no more than 75 words written in the third person with links that you would like to be included.

Present your submission in a simple typeface with double spacing, numbered pages, the title of your story and your name. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please let them know straight away if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Send only one story at a time. If your work is turned down do try again but please leave it one month before you resubmit.

Fictive Dream can’t offer payment for the stories they publish. They do, however, nominate the best stories for well-known annual awards. 

This form will store your information as you go along, but won't be sent to Fictive Dream until you submit on the last page.