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Lucent Dreaming to publish debut novel ‘Jude’ by Elin Heron

We’re honoured to share that we will be publishing our first novel this September 2024. Fiction Editor Samiha Meah officially acquired Jude by Elin Heron in April 2023. When asked about why she wrote this story, Elin Heron tells us ‘As a writer I am concerned with landscape and magic and Jude is a novel where I explore these themes, alongside the

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Lucent Dreaming is Highly Commended in The British Book Awards: Small Press of the Year (Wales) Category 2024

The Bookseller have announced their winners for regional and country finalists for The British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2024. Lucent Dreaming have been highly commended in their category amongst many deserving publishers. Receiving this recognition as a small press at the beginning of our book publishing journey means the world. We look forward to our growth from

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Lucent Dreaming 2022 Prize: Poetry Longlist

We are excited to share this year’s Lucent Dreaming Prize Poetry longlist, as selected by Emmy Clarke, Charlotte Murray, Maggie Wang and the Lucent Dreaming team. The shortlist and winners of the prize, announced at the end of the month, will be selected by Kandace Siobhan Walker. Longlisted titles (in no particular order): PLEASE NOTE: We are missing some contact

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NEWS LUCENT DREAMING TO PUBLISH DEBUT POETRY COLLECTIONS FROM CHILDREN’S LAUREATE WALES CONNOR ALLEN DOMINOES (APRIL 2023) FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES MIRACLES (JUNE 2023) FOR CHILDREN. Connor Allen headshot in a white hexagon shape in the bottom right corner. Domino icon aslant at the top with one pip on each half.

NEWS: Lucent Dreaming to publish debut poetry collections from Children’s Laureate Wales Connor Allen

We’re excited to share that we will be publishing multidisiplinary artist and Children’s Laureate Wales Connor Allen’s debut poetry collections: Dominoes (April 2023 – Available for preorder) for general audiences, and Miracles (June 2023 – Available for preorder), a poetry collection for children. Connor Allen has written for BBC Wales, BBC Radio 4, Sherman Theatre, Literature Wales and Dirty Protest,

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Lucent Dreaming 2022 Prize: Flash Fiction Longlist

We are excited to share this year’s Lucent Dreaming Prize Flash Fiction longlist, as selected by judge Matt Kendrick. (In alphabetical order) Longlisted titles: 74 Seconds by Elle SymondsApocalypse Hen by JP RelphCeiling Projections for Late Stage Souperism by Rosaleen LynchCooped Up Ain’t No Way to Live by Laura BelseyCrone Days by Faye BrownDespite His Broken Heart by Julia Ruth

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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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Our milestone Issue 10 arrives!

To mark the occasion, we’ve gone all out with a gleaming gold foil cover. This edition features work from 30+ writers and artists worldwide. Order your standalone copy or subscribe, and don’t forget to add your ticket to our online launch event this December.

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