Looking for a challenge? We want to read your best and brightest original short stories. We’re looking for character-focused stories, stories about hope, adventure and meaning. Our contest is free to enter and you could win an Amazon gift card, limited edition Lucent Dreaming merch and publication on our website. Your entry must be inspired… Read More It’s here! Enter our Winter Short Story Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14TH
Silvestre Paradox and his Trial through Eriel Rehabilitation and La Paraja Torment Council by Adrian Encomienda He belonged to the House of La Pajara. It was where he found himself whenever the heroin dropped him from the sky. It was a chamber of sorts. Fences entrapped him from all angles until he was pressed up… Read More Silvestre Paradox by Adrian Encomienda (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)
Dreng by Jack Tyrrell ALEX SLOWLY OPENED his eyes. He could feel soft, cool air cresting his cheeks as he soared through the sky, dipping and weaving between the cloud vapour as it refracted the warm sun in a vitreous spectrum of every colour he knew, each one more electric and beautiful than he had… Read More Dreng by Jack Tyrrell
Goldy Gold by Wan Phing Lim The rain brings down the slush from the hills and the river is raging. After Asr, Afiq walks to the river and sees the girl, the one with the blonde hair. She is a Goldilocks, from the story he read in school, all those years ago. The girl with… Read More Goldy Gold by Wan Phing Lim (Lucent Dreaming Issue 1)
Wan Phing Lim, whose story ‘Goldy Gold’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, was born to Malaysian parents in 1986 in Butterworth, Penang. Her short stories have appeared in Catapult (USA), Ricepaper Magazine (Canada) and anthologies by Monsoon Books (UK), Ethos Books (Singapore) and Fixi Novo (Malaysia). Her story ‘Snake Bridge Temple’… Read More Wan Phing Lim in the Spotlight
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… Read More Call for Short Story, Poetry and Artwork Submissions for Issue 3 of Lucent Dreaming
September is here and with NaNoWriMo and Lucent Dreaming issue 3 on the horizon, we have a challenge for the story story writers. We want to read your best, preferably fictional, untold stories. We’re looking for stories about secrets, stories hidden from ordinary view, stories from marginalised people and places. Our contest is free to… Read More Enter our Autumn Short Story Contest!
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!
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]