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Dreams of Decadence 1

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Dreams of Decadence is a full-size, bimonthly magazine devoted to urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
FICTION: Looking for well-written, plot-driven stories, with well-developed characters. We want to see original ideas and story concepts, not rehashes. I like stories that explore new territory or offer a new perspective. Some of my favorite writers are Patricia Briggs, Charles De Lint, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and J. D. Robb. I like elegantly-crafted prose, but remember: stories do need well-developed characters and plot no matter how lovely the writing style may be.
POETRY: Urban fantasy and paranormal romance poetry only.

Dreams of DecadenceUnited States


FantasySubgenres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy.
RomanceSubgenre: Paranormal.


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Haiku (or related).

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) per piece.
P PoetryS Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction No OK No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry No OK No UnknownText format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
29 Jul 2005
Last Updated:
26 Oct 2010