Category: Highlights

Open for issue 10 submissions

We’re officially open for issue 10 submissions until 8 August 2021. Please see our new submission guidelines on our submission page. To help support newer writers, for issue 10 we’ll be reading short stories, poems and flash fiction from new, returning and emerging authors only. We’ll resume submissions for all for issue 11. Issue 10 also sees the introducion of

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Issue 9 arrives!

Lucent Dreaming issue 9 has arrived at Lucent HQ and we think it’s our best one yet. Subscribe today from only £20 to purchase your copy. Issue 9 features prose and poetry inspired by fairytale and folklore. And, to celebrate our upcoming third anniversary of issue 1 this April 28th, we’ve gone all out with a foil cover for our

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Lucent Dreaming 2020 Poetry and Short Story Contest Winners Announced!

After one of the toughest judging periods in our 3+ year history, we are proud to announce the winners of Lucent Dreaming’s 2020 Poetry and Short Story contests. Read the winning poems and short stories below, and in our upcoming 8th issue. Our winning pieces comprise the judges’ unforgettable favourites, often timely, some dark, and some that bring us close

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The Future of Lucent Dreaming Part 3: Book and Pamphlet Publishing

There’s some big news and exciting things to announce, so hold on to your hats: In our last Future of LD post we laid out a plan to retrospectively pay all our contributors. Give or take a few working days for banks to do their thing, we’re glad to share that we’ve now either paid or initiated payments to every

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Waverly SM in the Spotlight

“I’ve met so many partners and friends through my writing, ever since I was young, and they’ve all been impossibly forbearing as I’ve pitched ideas, groused about querying, and drip-fed them snippets of zero-draft prose over the years.”

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Jacob Fowler in the Spotlight

Jacob Fowler (he/him/his), whose poem ‘The boy who knows all the park birds by name’ is published in issue 5 of Lucent Dreaming, is an elementary school teacher living in Oakland, CA. He recently graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in World Literature. His work has appeared in Barren Magazine, Selcouth Station, Soft Cartel, and The Sunlight Press, among

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Announcing our Pushcart Nominations

We’re delighted to share our Pushcart nominations from 2019 for 2020. We wish we could nominate all our published pieces, but as we can’t, here are six of our many favourites from 2019! ‘Force Mechanism’ by Aremu Adams Adebisi ‘The Rhythms of Anxiety’ by Ian Grosz ‘Baintsi’ by Madeleine Milligan ‘Threads of a soft language’ by Fatima Latif ‘The Virtual

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Subhadip Majumdar in the Spotlight

Subhadip Majumdar, whose poem ‘The Inevitable Summer’ is published in issue 5 of Lucent Dreaming, is a writer and poet from India. He is certified in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He was also a long-time editor for a reputed Bengali poetry journal. Subhadip has also written a short novel as Tumbleweed writer in Shakespeare and Company in

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