unfading daydream: issue 1 – available for pre-order!

Hey all! Long time, no see. I’ve been swamped by many things. Life hit me hard. That’s not an excuse, but I’m going to use it anyway.

ANYWAY.

Today is not about me making excuses about why I haven’t been blogging. Nope, today is Unfading Daydream: issue 1 being available for pre-order!

Unfading Daydream: Issue 1 is FINALLY ready for pre-order! Pre-order the first edition of Unfading Daydream’s limited hard-copy run. 68 pages of original content by indie authors with gripping tales from a dungeon campaign gone off to a miner’s last request.This volume features stories from Alven Burgett, Donovan Bertch, Stacie Dunham, Cate Millican, and Austin T. Twenter.

Hard copies can be pre-ordered here, at our Storenvy.

Ebook copies can be pre-ordered here on our Amazon page.

Hard copies of the issue are going to be sold only during the month of August – so if you’d like a physical copy, be sure to preorder! However, ebook copies will always be available.

Submissions for Issue 2 will be opening VERY SOON!

Thank you for all the support ❤

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Introducing: Unfading Daydream

Unfading Daydream is a literary magazine that strives to feature the genres that inspired us to start writing (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.). We want to showcase stories of all types – from romantic, to platonic – and especially ones featuring LGBTQ+ themes. Unfading Daydream will be published on a quarterly basis.

Unfading Daydream is a venture that Adelei Wade and I are taking on. We want to find a way to feature writers – both experienced and inexperienced – who write in the genres we love (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc). Genre fiction doesn’t always get the love in the publishing world that literary fiction does…yet there are plenty of amazing stories out there. We want to find those stories.

That’s where you guys come in~

We’re just about to open our first submission period! This means you’d have the opportunity to be published in the first issue of Unfading Daydream.

Basic Details:

  • We are open to established and new, emerging authors.
  • In terms of length, we’re looking for stories between 1000 and 7000 words. Shorter or longer stories will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • No previously published works.
  • No fanfiction, please
  • Reading periods are MayAugustNovember, and February. 
  • All submissions must be in by 11:59pm CST on the last day of the reading period. In this case, all submissions must be in by 11:59pm CST on May 31st.
  • Expect a decision within four weeks
  • See full guidelines HERE

While we are brand new, we are offering monetary payment to those who we accept for publication. Stories that are between 1000-3000 words will receive $5. Stories that are longer than that will receive $10.  All contributors receive a hard copy of the magazine.

Submissions:

  • We accept submissions only by email.
  • Free to submit!
  • Please send your submission to submit [at] unfadingdaydream [dot] com with the title of ‘Unfading Daydream Submission’.

We are also seeking submissions for cover art.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing the submissions!
~LL

Kindle Steals: The Emperor’s Edge

emperorsHey all! This book was recommended to me by my friend Morgan.  I was looking for ebook/indie book suggestions since it can be extremely difficult to find a book that I actually want to read, even with Amazon’s HUGE library.  Thankfully, Morgan saved the day and made it easier for me!  That being said, feel free to send me an email at laura.lemke88@gmail.com if you have an ebook/indie book to suggest.

The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker follows the story of Amaranthe Lokdon.  She’s one of the only female enforcers in the city she works in and she’s good at her job.  Her job is to take down petty thieves, deal with thugs, and keep the peace.  Her job gets more complicated when her higher-ups send her on a mission to deal with a renowned  assassin.  Despite knowing that it’s a poor choice to go through with it, Amaranthe follows her orders.  Among all of this is mystery and chaos. Continue reading