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]
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… Read More HAPPY 1 YEAR TO LUCENT DREAMING!
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
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… Read More Congratulations to our Summer Short Story Contest winners!
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]
If you’re wondering whether LD is right for your story/poem/art, read this post! … Read More What kind of submissions are Lucent Dreaming actually looking for?
Announcing our short story contest winners: 1st Prize went to Jane Dougherty’s In a Blue Barque and 2nd Prize to Baris Cansevgisi’s The Mouldy Loaf. Congratulations both! Find an excerpt from Jane’s story below (You’ll find the full story in our debut issue!) and Baris’ full story following after: In a Blue Barque by… Read More And the winners are…
We’ve officially launched our independent creative writing magazine! … Read More Lucent Dreaming has Officially Launched its Debut Issue!