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: Bobby Ether and the Academy

Bobby Ether and the Academy coverHey all!  Sorry for the radio silence on my end.  I’m still learning how to manage my novel writing, writing for GERM magazine, AND working at a martial arts school.  There’s a bit of a learning curve, but I think I’m getting the hang of it.

I have a bunch of blogs planned too – I’ve just been a bit busy.  At least Opus Crescendo is finally coming together.  3000-4000 words written yesterday.  I call that success.

I usually find out about the books I read on my Kindle just by browsing Amazon and Smashwords.  I read through the description and then look at some of the high reviews and low reviews.  If there aren’t reviews and the book is free, I might get it anyway.

Bobby Ether and the Academy was brought to my attention in a different way.  Jennifer Niven contacted me and gave me R Scott Boyer’s email so I could ask if I wanted to review.  After hearing that it was “kind of like Harry Potter“, I was definitely willing to give it a chance.  We exchanged a few emails – and he was kind enough to send me a signed copy! Continue reading