The Any Dream Will Do Review
Short Stories and Humor
From the Deepest Recesses Of Our Minds
A hardcopy magazine
written from the mentally ill perspective
The Any Dream Will Do Review is a 50- to 60-page literary magazine published by Any Dream Will Do, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, every year or two. We are currently accepting submissions for upcoming issues.
If your story doesn't touch on the topic of mental illness or the problems, challenges, and joys of people living with mental illness, it will be rejected.
Click here to order a writers' sample issue (still available although the magazine is no longer printed). Click here to read "How To Write Fiction in the Raw".
We accept only:
1. essays that are truly funny (not black humor) or
2. short stories, funny or not.
Dr. Jean M. Bradt, publisher and chief editor of the Any
Dream Will Do Review, has created a new story genre, Fiction in the Raw, and she seeks new or accomplished authors who wish to try writing this
genre. Fiction in the Raw is fiction
that contains raw emotions (not raw sex, which will be rejected). Writers
of Fiction in the Raw are
unique in that they are not afraid to honestly expose their own deepest emotions.
Can you meet this challenge?
We prefer that you write from your own inner experiences but, if you are writing about someone else who is living with mental illness, do not laugh at them. Please, write with compassion for every living creature!
What most clearly distinguishes Fiction in the Raw from other genres is its endings. While the purpose of a contemporary-style ending, for example, is to challenge the reader to his or her intellectual limit, a Fiction in the Raw ending aims to collect the storyís deepest emotions and indelibly burn them into the reader's heart.
We publish accepted work free of charge, and each contributing author receives a complimentary copy of the magazine.
Submit your work to Dr. Jean M. Bradt (the editor of the Any Dream Will Do Review) at the email address below,
in the body of an email (not as an attachment). No queries, please; submit the whole story.
You will not have a sense for what Fiction in the Raw is until you read some of it, and it is published only in the Any Dream Will Do Review. Therefore, you will need to read at least one issue of the Review before you start to write. To order a sample issue, click here. If you are interested in writing a very short story (sudden fiction), I recommend that you order Issue #3, which contains several sudden-fiction Fiction in the Raw stories. If you will be writing a normal-length short story, you will want to order Issue #2.
Click here to read "How To Write Fiction in the Raw".
All stories must somehow touch on the
topic of mental illness or the problems, challenges, and joys of people living with
Got feedback? Email Dr. Bradt at firstname.lastname@example.org