James Hayward, whose story ‘The Sorrow and the Thunder’ was published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, was born in the south of England where he spent a large amount of the time reading fantasy and sci-fi. He is now based in Cardiff where he also spends a large amount of time reading fantasy… Read More James Hayward in the Spotlight
Harshal, whose piece ‘Pollination’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an artist, writer, and photographer, charting identities through various art forms and taking on societal norms armed with nothing more than his cheeky wit and undeniable charm. He is the founding editor and art editor of Parentheses Journal. What inspired… Read More Harshal Desai in the Spotlight
Meditation by Wanda Deglane where are you right now? find it. feel the earth spinning slowly all around you, your body so smooth and still you can actually see its rotation. listen for the sounds- waves crashing. a child, finding her mother. the whales searching for home. feel the sand, slipping beneath your fingertips. your… Read More Meditation by Wanda Deglane (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)
Poppy Jennings, whose poem ‘I’m convinced that faeries live here’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She is now studying her master’s in English Literature at Cardiff University. What does writing/creating art mean to you? Being creative, whether it’s through my writing or my artwork,… Read More Poppy Jennings in the Spotlight
Cerys Knighton, whose artwork is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Welsh artist and book illustrator specialising in pen and ink pointillism. Her art takes inspiration from the natural world, using a combination of nature and studies of anatomy to draw from her medical humanities research looking at manic-depressive illness. She… Read More Cerys Knighton in the Spotlight
CLOSED FOR JUDGING Looking for a summer challenge? Try our short story contest! It’s free to enter and you could win an Amazon gift card, limited edition Lucent Dreaming merch and publication on our website. Our prompt is WONDER. Download Lucent Contest PDF or scroll down for full details/rules/terms and conditions You are invited to… Read More Enter our Summer Short Story Contest! [CLOSED FOR JUDGING]
If you’re struggling to get inspired, take the pressure off. Read about how our Lucent Dreaming editor Jonas finds his inspiration! … Read More Thoughts on… Finding Inspiration [by Jonas David]
Feel like you’ll never reach your dreams or that your art is unimportant? Don’t believe that voice in your head! Listen to the LD editors talk dreams, collaboration and creativity in our new YouTube video. … Read More Our Editors Talk Dreaming, Collaboration and Creativity – Watch our new video!