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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 Flash Fiction Contest Winners Announcement

We are delighted to announce the three winners of our 2020 Flash Fiction Contest. The winning pieces will be published in issue 9 of Lucent Dreaming, TBR April 2021. 1st Place Kali Richmond, ‘Life Drawing’ Kali Richmond is a lapsed video artist attempting a closer to nature existence in the north of England. Her poetry and prose has featured in

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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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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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Enter our free poetry contest!

You are invited to Lucent Dreaming’s first ever poetry contest. We are looking for poems that reflect on the relationship between people and power, which may include topics like human rights, corruption, the environment, sexism, racism, activism, Brexit, law-making/law-breaking, free speech, bodily autonomy/integrity, politics, oligarchy, etc.

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