Category: In the Spotlight

NEWS Books Council of Wales to fund Wales’ first two full-time paid publishers of Colour LUCENT DREAMING IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE IT WILL RECEIVE £40K FROM BOOKS COUNCIL OF WALES TO FUND WALES’ FIRST FULL-TIME BOOK & MAGAZINE EDITORS OF COLOUR AS WALES’ NEWEST BOOK PUBLISHER.

NEWS: Lucent Dreaming to receive £40k from Books Council of Wales to fund Wales’ first two full-time publishers of colour

PRESS RELEASE Lucent Dreaming will be Wales’ first funded book and magazine publisher led by and employing two full-time editors of colour. Cardiff-based publisher Lucent Dreaming launched the first edition of its volunteer-run creative writing magazine for new and emerging authors in April 2018, and has since published 10 issues. Lucent Dreaming will be in receipt of £40,000 from Books

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Ellen Huang in the spotlight

Ellen Huang, whose story ‘Fellow Possessions’ is published in issue 9 of Lucent Dreaming, is an ace writer of fairy tales published/forthcoming in Gingerbread House, Enchanted Conversation, Sword & Kettle Press, horse egg, Lumiere Review, Moonchild Magazine, and Wretched Creations, among others. She holds a BA in Writing + Theatre minor from Point Loma Nazarene University and reads for Whale

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Ryan Shane Lopez in the spotlight

Ryan Shane Lopez in the spotlight

Ryan Shane Lopez, whose story ‘Two Sons’ appears in Lucent Dreaming Issue 9, is a teacher with an MFA in fiction from Texas State University. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including Hypnopomp, Deep Overstock, Porter House Review, Lunate, Fudoki, Patheos, and The Bookends Review. He lives in Texas with his wife and their two daughters. So, what inspired

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Agnieszka Filipek in the spotlight

Agnieszka Filipek in the spotlight

Agnieszka Filipek, whose poem ‘Sleeping Bag’ is published in issue 9 of Lucent Dreaming, is a Polish–born poet living in Ireland. Her poems have appeared in over 50 publications internationally, including countries, such as Poland, Ireland, India, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany, Canada and the US. Her poems have appeared in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts,

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Molly Montgomery in the spotlight.

Molly Montgomery in the spotlight

Molly Montgomery, whose story ‘The Goddess with Two Faces’ is published in issue 9 of Lucent Dreaming, is a writer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches high school English. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from UC Davis. Her work has been featured in several literary magazines, including Entropy, X-R-A-Y, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

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Kolawole Samuel Adebayo in the Spotlight

Kolawole Samuel Adebayo (he/him), whose piece ‘The Poem in Which I Open Myself Like a Door’ is published in issue 7 of Lucent Dreaming, is an old soul in a young Nigerian body whose poems seek to awaken the human consciousness. His works have appeared or forthcoming on Kanstellation, The Kalahari Review, Glass Poetry, Button Poetry, Burning House Press, The

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'In the Spotlight' interview with Abi Hynes for Lucent Dreaming

Abi Hynes in the Spotlight

Abi Hynes, whose piece ‘The Welcoming’ is published in issue 7 of Lucent Dreaming, is a drama and fiction writer. Her short stories have been widely published in print and online, including in Litro, Interzone, minor literature[s] and Neon, and she was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction’s ‘Novella-in-flash’ Award in 2017. Her plays have been performed in venues across the UK. She

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'In the Spotlight' interview with Cara L McKee for Lucent Dreaming

Cara L McKee in the Spotlight

Cara L McKee, whose poem ‘She Does’ is published in issue 6 of Lucent Dreaming, is from Yorkshire, but she’s now ditched England, and lives with her young family on the West Coast of Scotland. She currently gets to work in her local library, but Westminster’s austerity measures mean it’s hard to know how long that’ll last. Cara’s poetry has

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