Fictive Dream

Short stories online

Submission Guidelines

Photograph by Jay Mantri

We 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. We’ll 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. 

We like to publish authors from all over the world but submissions must be in English.

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

We prefer to receive one story at a time. If your work is turned down do try us again but please leave it one month before you resubmit.

Regrettably, we can’t offer payment for the stories we publish. We do, however, offer you our abiding gratitude. 

We reserve the right to remove stories from the website.  

By submitting to Fictive Dream you agree to grant First Serial Rights and non exclusive Electronic Archival Rights to show your work indefinitely on our site. Copyright reverts to the author on publication. We ask that your work does not appear in another publication for three months from the date of publication in Fictive Dream. If, after this time, your work is published in subsequent publications, print or online, we ask that Fictive Dream be acknowledged as the first publisher.

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