Category: News

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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Enter our first ever free-to-enter Flash Fiction 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 scroll down for full details/rules/terms

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It’s here! Enter our Winter Short Story Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14TH

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 by the prompt ‘Discovery’. Download

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HAPPY 1 YEAR TO LUCENT DREAMING!

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 much over the past year;

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Call for Short Story, Poetry and Artwork Submissions for Issue 3 of Lucent Dreaming

WE’RE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR SHORT STORY, POETRY AND ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE THIRD ISSUE OF LUCENT DREAMING. We’re looking for original, memorable, beautiful, imaginative and surreal fiction and artwork from new and emerging authors/artists worldwide. View our submission guidelines and read our blog post about the submissions we like best. Our theme is untold stories. Please help us spread the word! Lucent Dreaming

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Enter our Autumn Short Story Contest!

September is here and with NaNoWriMo and Lucent Dreaming issue 3 on the horizon, we have a challenge for the story story writers. We want to read your best, preferably fictional, untold stories. We’re looking for stories about secrets, stories hidden from ordinary view, stories from marginalised people and places. Our contest is free to enter and you could win

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Congratulations to our Summer Short Story Contest winners!

The Lucent Dreaming team congratulate our 1st prize winner Peter Burton with his story Tomorrow’s Possibilities and 2nd prize winner Tessa Byars with her story Save the Heart for Last. Their prizes, exclusive Lucent Dreaming merch and Amazon giftcards, have been sent and we look forward to seeing their work in print in our forthcoming issue 2! Excerpt from Tomorrow’s

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