The Future of Lucent Dreaming Part 2: Retrospective Payments at Lucent Dreaming

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 (October 2020), we’ll be paying our £10 per story/poem/artwork published.

The payment we can afford is much lower than our aim. (You can find this information on our Patreon page: our goal is £20/page.) Hopefully we can get there in the next few years!

Until then, budget-allowing, we would like to retrospectively pay for the 135 contributions we’ve published from issues 1-6, as well as any pieces we publish in issue 7, at the same rate. To do so, we’ve drawn up a plan.

Payment plan

  • July 2020 – Paying issue 1, 2 and 3 contributors (Total £380)
  • August 2020 – Paying issue 4 contributors (Total £360)
  • September 2020 – Paying issue 5 contributors (Total £430)
  • October 2020 – Paying issue 8 contributors 
  • December 2020 – Paying issue 6 contributors (Total £180)
  • January 2021 – Paying issue 7 contributors

Each contributor will have the option of receiving payment via transfer or redeeming their payment against a subscription.

If you’re reading this and you don’t already, please consider supporting us by subscribing to the magazine or becoming a patron. Patrons help to cover our print costs and receive digital editions of the magazine. They allow us to reach our goal of payment as well as platforming fantastic writers and artists worldwide!

If you’re a writer, take a look at our 2020 contests. Entry is free for low-income writers and entry fees are used to cover the cost of prizes and paying the contributors mentioned above.

In other news, a post about pay-what-you-can writing courses at Lucent Dreaming is coming soon. We will reopen for submissions once we have read and responded to all issue 7 submissions.

Read part 1 about the future of Lucent Dreaming:

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