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… Read More Lucent Dreaming 2020 Poetry and Short Story Contest Winners Announced!
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… Read More The Future of Lucent Dreaming Part 3: Book and Pamphlet Publishing
More things are changing at Lucent Dreaming! Read on: You may have noticed we recently put out a poll on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about payments at Lucent Dreaming from issue 8 (October 2020). As it stands, 29 people voted for £10 per story/poem versus 11 for £5 per page. As such, from Issue 8… Read More The Future of Lucent Dreaming Part 2: Retrospective Payments at Lucent Dreaming
2020 is here and with it our brand new competitions! Submit your short stories and poems by May 2020.… Read More Lucent Dreaming 2020 Pamphlet and Novella Contests: Deadline 4th December 2020
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’… Read More Announcing our Pushcart Nominations
We changing things up in 2020. Read all about it here!… Read More The Future of Lucent Dreaming
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.… Read More Enter our free poetry contest!
It’s finally here! You are invited to Lucent Dreaming’s first ever Flash Fiction Contest. It’s free to enter and you could win our coveted Lucent Dreaming merch, publication & an Amazon gift card! All stories will be considered for publication in our upcoming special flash fiction issue. Download the Lucent Dreaming Flash Fiction Contest PDF or… Read More Enter our first ever free-to-enter Flash Fiction Contest!
Looking for a challenge? We want to read your best and brightest original short stories. We’re looking for character-focused stories, stories about hope, adventure and meaning. Our contest is free to enter and you could win an Amazon gift card, limited edition Lucent Dreaming merch and publication on our website. Your entry must be inspired… Read More It’s here! Enter our Winter Short Story Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14TH
Can you believe we’re here? It’s amazing! On Halloween just gone we celebrated 1 year since we launched Lucent Dreaming online. Since then, we’ve printed 2 fantastic issues, published 24 incredible contributors, held a launch event, hosted three contests, changed websites, opened an Etsy shop and, most recently, started a Patreon page. We’ve learnt so… Read More HAPPY 1 YEAR TO LUCENT DREAMING!