Story Submission Conditions and Guidelines
We want your stories!
If you send us a story that we can use, we'll give you a free lifetime membership. At a minimum you just need to write a customizable short story of least 1500 words. Use second-person present tense to include the reader in the story, with a maximum of two other customizable characters. Avoid mentioning any details that might break immersion for the reader. See more tips below.
If you're more ambitious you can write us a customizable interactive (branching path) story of at least 6000 words, and we'll pay you for it! The typical rate we offer is $1 per 150 words, capped at a maximum of $50 per story.
Use the other stories on the site as a guide for the level of writing quality we accept. We're prepared to do some editing, but we don't want to rewrite the whole thing!
Conditions for submission
We accept story submissions under the following conditions:
- You must be the original author of the story. Don't send us something you stole from the Internet. We'll find out.
- We can reject submissions for any reason.
- You grant us the right to modify your story in any way. At a minimum we will need to make changes to support the customization options that are required for all the stories on this website.
- Payments for interactive stories are made using PayPal.
We do not require exclusive rights to your original story. This means that you retain all rights and copyright to the original story, to republish as you wish.
You can also send us a story you have already published (subject to the terms under which it was previously published.)
How to submit
If you already have a story then you have nothing to lose. Email it to webmaster at hyperdreams.com, and we'll see if we can use it. Please supply a valid email address so we can get back to you.
If you would like to write a story for us from scratch, then you might want to send us the first page or two for feedback before diving right in. Interactive stories in particular can take a lot of time to write and we'd hate for you to waste a lot of time working on something that is unsuitable for us.
Reading the stories already on the website should give you a good idea of what we're looking for. We want stories that we can easily make customizable, so that the reader can imagine their own fantasy girl or guy when they read them.
- We prefer stories told in the present tense using second-person POV. This means that the reader is the main character. You don't know anything about the reader, so don't add specific details. Here's an example of what to avoid: "You jump into your Humvee and drive to your cabin on the lake, as you do every year. Your stump itches, a constant reminder of your tour in 'Nam."
- Main characters (other than the reader) need to be customizable by the reader. These characters are proxies for people who the reader would like to read a dirty story about. You can add small details, but we'll either turn them into a customization option or remove them. Don't make the plot of the story depend on specific character traits. Here's an example of what to avoid: "Hilda's breasts had always been tiny, but she's just had a boob-job and is eager to show you her new Double-Ds."
- You can add detail to secondary characters that are unknown to the reader and the other main characters. If there's a wizard or alien in your story that zaps clothing away, feel free to describe him in intimate detail.
- Conventional third-person past-tense narrative is a good choice if the story is about the reader's fantasy person, but the reader isn't involved. For example: "Gretel ran into her bedroom, desperate to try out the toys she had just bought."
- You don't need to write "insert girl's name here." Just pick a name and we'll work out what to do.
- Come up with a funny or unusual scenario to make up for the fact that your characters are one-dimensional.
- Use dialogue to liven-up the action.
- No underage characters, scat or bestiality. Non-consensual/reluctant is a grey area. Nasty rape stories will be rejected.
- Aim for at least 1500 words if writing a non-interactive story.
The following points apply if you are writing an interactive story:
- When using second-person POV, all story branches should be consequences of a decision the reader makes - either an action or something said. This puts the reader in control.
- Most paths should lead to sexy times. Don't punish the reader unless they deserve it.
- Aim for at least 6000 words.
- You may find it helpful to read our Interactive Story Writing Tips.