Tag: publishing

Thoughts on… the Language of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]

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 language of feedback, I’ve written

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Thoughts on… the End of 2018

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 what it means to reflect,

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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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Poppy Jennings 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, has always been about exploring

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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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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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Why we aren’t a paying market

Over the past 10 months since our Lucent Dreaming website opened for submissions we’ve been asked several times, both graciously and ungraciously, why we don’t pay our contributors. It isn’t a tough question to answer: we currently can’t afford it. When my friends and I started Lucent Dreaming with no money except the savings I had from university–which you can

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Call for Short Story and Poetry Submissions for Issue 2 of Lucent Dreaming

We’re officially open for short story and poetry submissions for the second issue of Lucent Dreaming. We’re looking for original, memorable, beautiful, surreal and strange fiction from new and emerging authors worldwide. View our submission guidelines and read our blog post about the submissions we like best. Please help us spread the word!   Lucent Dreaming is an independent creative

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