Fictive Dream is an online magazine dedicated to the short story.
“We chose our name with more than just a backward glance to American writer and teacher John Gardner whose concept of the fictive dream remains a cornerstone of good writing. Powerful writing ensures that readers never slip out of the fictional world or dream that a writer creates. This is the sort of writing we’re looking to promote here at Fictive Dream.”
Tips From the Editor
We publish stories of between 500 and 2,500 words that have not been previously published (including an author’s own blog or social media). Submission is by email only. There are no reading fees, and we are not a fee paying publication. We do, however, nominate stories for national and international awards such as the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. We are open for submissions throughout the year. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please read a selection of stories on our site to get a feel for the sort of material we like.