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
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!
There is a lack of compassion in this world. I’ve spent my life wondering why there are places and spaces I feel safe and others where I feel ill at ease: anxious, dismissed and lost. It was only last year I realised that what I was lacking most in my life, and perhaps what we… Read More Thoughts on… Compassion [by Jannat Ahmed]
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on the importance of feedback. It was a whistle stop tour of how to go about getting, giving and using feedback without being able to delve in too deep on any particular aspect. Since the first edition of the Lucent Dreaming podcast (Somniloquy) focused on the… Read More Thoughts on… the Language of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]
Writing can often be a solitary process. Whether we are scribbling ideas on a notepad in a quaint little coffee shop or frantically hammering towards a word count goal on our half hour lunchbreak, most writers spend a lot of time looking inwards and consulting no one but ourselves on everything from a story’s structure… Read More Thoughts on… the Importance of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]
2018 is nearly at an end and it’s the perfect time to reflect. If you’ve subscribed to Lucent Dreaming, you’ll know our Dream Journal in Issue 3 is about setting goals and meeting deadlines. This blog post is a continuation. What comes after meeting a goal or missing a deadline? Reflection. I could tell you… Read More Thoughts on… the End of 2018
Kamila Krol, whose piece ‘Danse Macabre’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Polish illustrator currently based in Cardiff, with a head full of surreal stories and a strong desire to share them with other people. In her work she embraces individualism, female perspective and the power of imagination and storytelling.… Read More Kamila Krol in the Spotlight
Joanne Walton, whose short story ‘Saving Wonder’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, lives and works in Birmingham. She enjoys writing stories that blend fantastic happenings with realistic feelings and emotions, and is a big fan of happy endings. Her work has previously appeared in student anthologies at the University of Birmingham,… Read More Joanne Walton in the Spotlight
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