Category: In the Spotlight

Diane Jackman in the Spotlight

“You have to apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Variations of this advice have been circulating for 100 years.” Practical advice from writer Diane Jackman in this week’s spotlight interview.

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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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Sam Kearns in the Spotlight

Sam Kearns, whose story ‘Tear Down the Aqueducts’ is published in issue 5 of Lucent Dreaming, is a graduate of Creative Writing from Oxford University and Southampton Solent University. He has previously self-published a science fiction novel, The Darkness under the Rainbow, and an online serial, Litany of the Elementals. He resides in Oxford with a talking cat. So, what

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Katie Higgins in the Spotlight

Katie Higgins, whose story ‘Primal Energy’ is published in issue 5 of Lucent Dreaming, is an American writer from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017. She worked as a writing tutor, helping students and faculty alike on a myriad of writing projects. She herself writes mostly young adult fiction

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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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Fatma Latif in the Spotlight

Fatma Latif, whose poem ‘Threads of a Soft Language’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an aspiring writer from Sudan with two internationally published poems to her track. She began writing in the eighth grade. Penning stories and sentiments in her native language, when she turned 18 years of age, she created a personal blog as a

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