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Lucent Dreaming

Literary Magazine


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We publish books and a biannual print and online creative writing magazine featuring beautiful, strange and surreal work from contributors worldwide.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months after close*
    Editor reported data
    146 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: £ 100

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 400

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: £ 100


Max lines: 56

Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 100


Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 10


Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 10

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submissions should be unpublished stories submitted as a .doc/.docx file and in standard manuscript format.

  • Author's rights

    Upon acceptance, the Lucent Dreaming team will send a contract for you to sign asking for the exclusive first rights to publish the story in print, the exclusive first rights to electronically publish the story on this website and the right to republish the story in or in connection with Lucent Dreaming, including electronic, audio, video, and hard copy promotional material and printed compilations, provided that authorial credit is given in every instance of reproduction. We will ask that you do not republish your work within six months of your piece being published by us online. Copyright remains with the author.

  • Additional info

    Submissions are free, but we ask that you read a recent issue before submitting work to the magazine. You can purchase a digital issue from as little as £3 or subscribe to the magazine from as little as £10. Pays! Fixed £100 (£200 for low-income writers in the UK*) and a free contributor copy. For art: £10 and a contributor copy. We define low-income in the UK as anyone who earns around £17,500 or less per year, lives in the UK, and doesn’t receive significant or regular contributions in kind from wealthier family or friends (e.g. living in your aunt’s flat in London at a reduced rate or for free).

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

146 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

237 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

145 days

12-month average response time

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You are welcome to Lucent Dreaming, an independent magazine for emerging authors and artists worldwide. We are a biannual print and online magazine publishing beautiful, strange and surreal short stories, poetry and artwork from contributors worlwide. We love print, so every issue is published to t...

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    Jannat Ahmed


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    Joachim Buur

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    Jonas David

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    Samiha Meah


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    Christa Harwood