Non-Fiction Guidelines

Please note that we are


Word Limit: 2000-3000 words

Pay Rate: We are currently unable to offer payment for articles but published contributors will receive a free copy of Lucent Dreaming.

Genres: Essays, creative think pieces, general literary critiques/analyses, critical responses to published submissions (N/A), journals/journal entries, letters to the editor, creative non-fiction

Language: English


• Hate speech of any kind
• Personal attacks
• Pieces that are flatly realistic/naturalistic (i.e. lack any creative/imaginative quality but are dry descriptions of reality)


Preferred themes:

• Any, but we enjoy non-fictions that make us think afresh about daily life, society, fiction, emotion, humanity, language, technology, imagination, etc.


Submissions Process

Please email submissions to with ARTICLE: ARTICLE TITLE in the subject line.

Include your name, cover letter, and word count in your email. Your cover letter should contain any publishing history, and anything about yourself you feel is relevant.

Submissions should be submitted as a .docx file and in standard manuscript format.
Please allow up to 3 weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Please only submit one piece at a time. Wait until you’ve been accepted or rejected before sending us another.

Please don’t send anything that is currently submitted elsewhere (simultaneous submissions). And please don’t submit articles that have been previously published in English, including articles you have published yourself, be it on your blog, or anywhere else.

By emailing us your article, you acknowledge that if your article is accepted, you are giving the Lucent Dreaming team:

the exclusive right first to electronically publish the article on this website, and

the right to republish the article in or in connection with Lucent Dreaming, including electronic or hard copy promotional material and printed compilations, provided that authorial credit is given in every instance of reproduction.

Lucent Dreaming licenses its published content (when modified, edited, presented, or formatted by Lucent Dreaming, i.e. our version of your work) as CC-BY-NC. If you have any questions relating to CC licensing, please contact us at

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