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Dreams of Decadence

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About

Dreams of Decadence is a full-size, bimonthly magazine devoted to urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Closed

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.

Audience:
Unknown
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy.
Romance RomanceSubgenre: Paranormal.
Styles:
Dark.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Urban fantasy and paranormal romance poetry only.

Audience:
Unknown
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy.
Romance RomanceSubgenre: Paranormal.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Haiku (or related).
Styles:
Dark.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2020
Date Added: 29 Jul 2005

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