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

Indie Reviews: Stupid Gay Vampire Book

stupid_gayHey all!  This was a bit of a jump for me.  I’ve never reviewed a book like Stupid Gay Vampire Book by Gali.  Mainly because its gay erotica and I never thought that I’d be reviewing that sort of thing!  However, when I was at Anime Detour, I wound up chatting with the ladies at Red String Productions about Tales of Vesperia and doujinshi.  I saw the books, I got interested. I mentioned I write books and all was happy.

Books were bought, cards exchanged, and I figured I’d review the book when I had the chance.  I feel a bit bad that it took me so long to get to it!

There may be spoilers. You have been warned.

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The Importance of Amazon Reviews

amazon.com-logoHey all! Looks like this is going to be the final post of 2013. I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season.

I started thinking of this blog because Opus Prelude is on free promo right now. I’ve noticed that Prelude doesn’t do as well as Opus Aria does on free promo. Even the time I completely forgot to advertise Opus Aria, it did reasonably well.

No such luck with Prelude.

So I started to wonder why it didn’t do as well. The cover looks just as cool. Admittedly, it needs a better description. The fact that is part of a series probably doesn’t help either.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it boils down to the amount and quality of the of reviews.

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