Category: Highlights

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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Aurora M. Lewis in the Spotlight

Aurora M. Lewis, whose story ‘Into the Thicket’ was first published in issue 5 of Lucent Dreaming, was born and raised in California and has lived there her entire life. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a writer. Aurora is a retiree in her late sixties, having worked in finance for 40 years. In her fifties, she received a

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