You are welcome to Lucent Dreaming, an independent magazine for emerging authors and artists worldwide.

We are a biannual print and online magazine publishing beautiful, strange and surreal short stories, poetry and artwork from contributors worlwide. We love print, so every issue is published to the highest quality specification we can afford. Issue 9, for example, is printed on 120gsm uncoated paper, in full colour, wrapped in 300gsm silk paper with a soft matte finish and silver foiling.

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Curious? Peruse issue 0 and issue 1 which are freely available to read on our website!


Lucent Dreaming is managed and created by our editorial board and staff.

Jannat Ahmed


Jannat is co-founder and editor-in-chief at Lucent Dreaming. 

Joachim Buur


Joachim works as an English teacher and is one of Lucent Dreaming’s founding editors. He’s an average Jo on the outside, but half-geek-half-snob on the inside. When Jannat manages to rouse him, he makes the magazine’s covers and does other little odd jobs. He’s currently chipping away at a science fiction story, but can’t decide whether to write it in English or Dutch.
His motto? Eyes, being photonic receptacles, can see light everywhere.

Jonas David


Jonas David is a writer of strange fiction living in the Seattle area. His stories have appeared in Fireside Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, IGMS and others. At Lucent Dreaming he is a fiction editor and sometimes article writer and slush reader. When he’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find him playing chess, watching murder mysteries, or looking at birds. His own writing appears on jonas-david.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @thejonasdavid.

Samiha Meah

Samiha is an English Literature and Creative Writing Student at Cardiff University (after a brief but painful attempt at Undergrad Psychology). She’s currently enjoying her second year as she works at Lucent Dreaming, learning the ropes of the literary world. Despite writing from a young age, she hasn’t quite gotten the hang of writing a bio. You can find her on Twitter @sammymeah.

Christa Harwood

Christa Harwood is Philosophy graduate who is still trying to figure out the meaning of life. When not having an existential crisis, she loves to read about ridiculous conspiracy theories over a peppermint tea.