CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 1ST NOV

Word Limit: 1500-20,000 words
Pay Rate: £10 and a free contributor copy.
Genres: Any, as long as it accords with some of our preferred themes as seen below.
Language: English
Preferred themes for issue 8: SELF/OTHER/ISOLATION

We enjoy fiction that is readable and surreal, especially writing that embraces and explores inner-lives, identity and society (our own or otherwise). We like fiction with characters we can root for and care about, and longer fiction where we see character development. Please read a copy of Lucent Dreaming to get a feel for the kind of writing we enjoy to give you the best chance.

You may submit whatever you want, but certain themes and plot types are quite tiring to us, and stand a significantly smaller chance. You may, however, take this as a challenge to write one of them exceedingly well and convince us!

For an easier time, avoid:

  • Zombies, vampires, werewolves, especially sexy ones
  • Elves, dwarves, and other fantasy scenarios that come across as LOTR fan fiction
  • Fan fiction
  • Gratuitous gore/torture and other violence for the sake of violence
  • Erotica

Submissions Process:

Please use our submission form to upload your submission.

If you are unable to use the form, please email submissions to submissions@lucentdreaming.com with SUBMISSION: STORY TITLE in the subject line.

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

Submissions should be submitted as a .doc/.docx file and in standard manuscript format.

Please allow up to 8 weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your submission.

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

Although we do try to give feedback on many of the submissions we receive, if we’ve rejected a story previously, don’t submit it again unless we specifically asked you to–even if it’s been fixed up based on our suggestions. If you do submit it, we’ll reject it unread.

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

If you have been previously published by Lucent Dreaming, please wait 2 issues before submitting again.

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

the exclusive right first publish the story in print, the exclusive first right to electronically publish the story on this website, and the right to republish the story 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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com
CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 1ST NOV

Line limit: Maximum 56 lines (including line spacing)

Pay rate: £10 and a contributor copy of Lucent Dreaming.

Forms: Any, as long as your poem accords with some of our preferred themes.

Language: English

Preferred themes: SELF/OTHER/ISOLATION
  • Surreal, experimental poems
  • Evocative poems that explore the themes of identity, inner-lives and society
  • Prose poetry
  • Sci-fi and speculative poetry
  • Poems that make us think and feel
Please read a copy of Lucent Dreaming to get a feel for the kind of writing we enjoy to give you the best chance!

Submissions Process

Please use our submission form to upload your submission.

If you are unable to use the form, please email submissions to submissions@lucentdreaming.com with POETRY SUBMISSION: TITLE in the subject line.

Include your name, cover letter, and line 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 .doc/.docx file and in the format you would like your poem to appear.

Please allow up to 8 weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Please only submit one poem 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 poems that have been previously published in English, including poems you have published yourself, be it on your blog, or anywhere else.

If you have been previously published by Lucent Dreaming, please wait 2 issues before submitting again.

By emailing us your poem, you acknowledge that if your story is accepted, you are giving the Lucent Dreaming team: the exclusive right first to publish in print, to electronically publish the poem on this website, and the right to republish the poem 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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 1ST NOV

Word Limit: 400-1000 words

Pay Rate: £10 and a contributor copy of Lucent Dreaming.

Genres: Any, as long as it accords with some of our preferred themes as seen below.

Language: English

Preferred themes: SELF/OTHER/ISOLATION

We enjoy fiction that is readable and surreal, especially where writing that embraces and explores inner-lives, identity and society (our own or otherwise). Please read a copy of Lucent Dreaming to get a feel for the kind of writing we enjoy to give you the best chance.

You may submit whatever you want, but certain themes and plot types are quite tiring to us, and stand a significantly smaller chance. You may, however, take this as a challenge to write one of them exceedingly well and convince us!

For an easier time, avoid:

  • Zombies, vampires, werewolves, especially sexy ones
  • Elves, dwarves, and other fantasy scenarios that come across as LOTR fan fiction
  • Fan fiction
  • Gratuitous gore/torture and other violence for the sake of violence
  • Erotica

Submissions Process

Please use our submission form to upload your submission.

If you are unable to use the form, please email submissions to submissions@lucentdreaming.com with FF SUBMISSION: STORY TITLE in the subject line.

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

Submissions should be submitted as a .doc/.docx file and in standard manuscript format.

Please allow up to 8 weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your submission.

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

Although we do try to give feedback on many of the submissions we receive, if we’ve rejected a story previously, don’t submit it again unless we specifically asked you to–even if it’s been fixed up based on our suggestions. If you do submit it, we’ll reject it unread.

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

If you have been previously published by Lucent Dreaming, please wait 2 issues before submitting again.

By emailing us your story, you acknowledge that if your story is accepted, you are giving the Lucent Dreaming team:
the exclusive right first publish the story in print, the exclusive first right to electronically publish the story on this website, and
the right to republish the story 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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com

Dimensions: A5 Portrait, 300dpi artwork of any style with 3mm bleed (151x213mm) or A4 Landscape, 300dpi artwork of any style with 3mm bleed

Preferred themes:
  • SELF/OTHER/ISOLATION;
  • New reality; speculative (sci-fi and fantasy); dreamy; surreal
Style: Any, as long as it fits our dimensions. We accept reprints as well as exclusive art.

Payment: £10 and a contributor copy of Lucent Dreaming.

Submissions Process

Please email submissions to submissions@lucentdreaming.com with ART: NAME OF ARTWORK in the subject line.

Include your name and a cover letter. Your cover letter should contain any relevant history, and anything about yourself you feel is relevant.

Submissions should be submitted as a .jpeg, .jpeg2000 or .png file.

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).

By emailing us your artwork you acknowledge that if your art is accepted you are giving the Lucent Dreaming team:
  • the right to electronically publish on this website, and
  • the right to republish this art 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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com
CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 1ST NOV

Word Limit: 1500-3000 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, journals/journal entries, letters to the editor, creative non-fiction

Language: English

We do not accept:
  • Hate speech of any kind
  • Personal attacks
  • Pieces that 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 submissions@lucentdreaming.com 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 .doc/.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 publish in print, 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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com
Word Limit; 15,000-40,000 words

Pay Rate: Advance fee of £100, 20% royalties on net profits for first 500 sales; 50% royalties on net profits for sales 500 onwards

Genres: Any, but with a preference for accessible literary and/or surreal fiction

Language: English

We enjoy fiction that is readable, especially writing that embraces and explores inner-lives, identity and society (our own or otherwise). We like fiction with characters we can root for and care about, and longer fiction where we see character development. We are currently interested in stories that explore love and relationships in all its forms, and loose retellings of classic stories, folk and fairytales.

You may submit whatever you want, but certain themes and plot types stand a significantly smaller chance. You may, however, take this as a challenge to write one of them exceedingly well and convince us!

For an easier time, avoid:

  • Zombies, vampires, werewolves, especially sexy ones
  • Elves, dwarves, and other fantasy scenarios that come across as LOTR fan fiction
  • Fan fiction (This is illegal for us anyway!)
  • Gratuitous gore/torture and other violence for the sake of violence
  • Please be aware that if we publish your novella, we will not be distributing our books to bookshops or online companies who we know to exploit their workers. Selling and reselling on these platforms will be highly discouraged and perhaps banned. As we know the life cycle of a book is long, we will instead set up our own reseller platform for people choosing to sell a previously purchased copy of any book published by Lucent Dreaming. We would prefer to minimise our financial support of these companies as, unlike established publishers, we are not currently dependent on that income and would like to remain that way.

    Submissions Process:

    Please email submissions to submissions@lucentdreaming.com with NOVELLA SUBMISSION: STORY TITLE in the subject line by December 4th 2020.

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

    Submissions should be submitted as a .doc/.docx file and in standard manuscript format.

    Any novella submissions will be considered alongside our novella competition entries as we will be able to publish only one story in print. Therefore, please expect to wait until February 2021 for a response.

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

    Although we do try to give feedback on many of the submissions we receive, if we’ve rejected a story previously, don’t submit it again unless we specifically asked you to–even if it’s been fixed up based on our suggestions. If you do submit it, we’ll reject it unread.

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

    If the story is published by Lucent Dreaming, you will be granting Lucent Dreaming the exclusive first right to publish the story in print, the exclusive first right to electronically publish the story on this website, and the right to republish the story 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. As we have never published a book before, we will be open to discussion.

    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 dreaminglucent@gmail.com