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Waverly SM in the Spotlight

“I’ve met so many partners and friends through my writing, ever since I was young, and they’ve all been impossibly forbearing as I’ve pitched ideas, groused about querying, and drip-fed them snippets of zero-draft prose over the years.”

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Sarah Jessen in the Spotlight

Sarah Jessen, whose poem ‘A Peedie Heartbeat’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Business Management graduate who resides in the beautiful Scottish islands of Orkney – an archipelago at 59 degrees north. She currently works in the renewable energy sector, with the vision of a carbon-free future. Her inspiration comes from the incredible landscape of her

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Madeleine Milligan in the Spotlight

Madeleine Milligan, whose short story ‘Baintsí’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a 22-year-old musician, writer, and sock knitter from Essex, UK. She has spent the last three years of her Creative Writing degree buried in notebooks, crafting short stories inspired my music, dreams, and folklore. ‘Baintsí’ stemmed from a piece of choral music by Don

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A C Clarke in the Spotlight

A C Clarke, whose poem ‘Armchair Explorer’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a poet living in Glasgow who has won a number of prizes over the years and been widely published in anthologies and magazines. Her fifth full collection, A Troubling Woman (Oversteps Books), centred on the Medieval visionary Margery Kempe, came out in 2017. It is

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Beau Beakhouse in the Spotlight

Beau W. Beakhouse, whose poem ‘Water Runs Endlessly’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a writer/artist in Cardiff. He mostly works with text and video. He is particularly interested in the spiritual, the metaphysical, the poetic, the radical, the experimental, the avant-garde & in small press publishing. He co-edits LUMIN Journal.   What does writing mean

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Fleur Dijkman in the Spotlight

Fleur Dijkman, whose story ‘The Middle of the Loch’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an Anglo-Dutch author. She was raised in Hampshire in the south of England and studied English Language and Culture in the Netherlands. Whilst in the Netherlands, she co-founded the English Academy for Newcomers where she taught English. She currently lives in

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James Hayward in the Spotlight

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 and sci-fi when his actual

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Matt Kendrick in the Spotlight

Matt Kendrick, whose story ‘Under an Aurora Sky’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a writer and illustrator based in the East Midlands. His writing is influenced by his itinerant childhood, his university study of modern foreign languages, and his general fascination with the human psyche. His work has been published in STORGY magazine and elsewhere.

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Thomas Swain in the Spotlight

Thomas Swain, whose piece ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a creative non-fiction writer. What inspired your piece, ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ and how did it find its way to Lucent Dreaming? When I went away to university, I became plagued with a seemingly endless array of mental

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Sam Regal in the Spotlight

Sam Regal, whose piece ‘Valentine’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a poet, performer and recent transplant from Brooklyn to Athens, Georgia. Her translation of Yao Feng’s One Love Only Until Death was published in 2017 by Vagabond Press, and she has performed most notably with Jennifer Vanilla at MoMA PS1, Le Poisson Rouge, and Brooklyn

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