DreamForge Magazine is busily working through their submissions pile and preparing to open in August:
At DreamForge Magazine, we welcome readers with a passion for positive fantasy and science fiction. Here you will find stories where characters endure, overcome, and embrace that spirit of wonder and discovery through which sentient beings invest the universe with meaning and purpose.
Our outlook is sanguine, faithful to those dreamers and makers who came before us to brave ages far darker than our own, supportive of present idealists who remain indomitable in the face our time’s apocalyptic fears, and hopeful that the principles of compassion, justice, and truth shall endure until the end of time.
They’ve just published Issue 2 and as a professionally paying market I’m not surprised that they’re receiving a lot of submissions.
They’re after positive SF/F:
Positive stories demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit and the power of hope and humane values in overcoming the most daunting challenges.
Space opera, urban fantasy, military sf, magical realms, hard science fiction, sword & sorcery, time travel, cyberpunk, steampunk, hopepunk, and whatever else comes before punk. Parables, poetry, zombies, and vampires are also welcome. No horror please.
Payment is between 4-8 USD c/word depending on length and whether or not a story is a reprint. They’ll read poetry, micro- and flash-fiction, all the way up to novella length (max 12,000 words). They do note though that 5,000 words is about the most they’re interested in to keep a variety of stories in their issues.
Get your positive speculative fiction ready and check out our listing here: https://literarium.net/market/dreamforge-press/dreamforge-magazine