Fictive Dream is an English language online literary magazine dedicated to the short story. In terms of submissions we’re open to all subjects and we’re particularly interested in stories that give an insight into the human condition, that is, the problems, the complexities, and the positive experiences that all people face at one time or another. Stories may be challenging, uplifting, dramatic, playful, exhilarating or cryptic. We have a preference for a contemporary voice and naturally, we’re always attracted by originality. However, our essential criteria is that a story be compelling and well-crafted.
We publish two stories per week. We aim to keep our editorial standard consistently high. We form good relationships with our authors and have a high rate of authors sending us subsequent stories. We respond within three weeks and if we really want a story, then much more quickly than that.