With our regular print publication, we reflect on the relationship between experimental literature / art, and the personal, the radical and the postcolonial. LUMIN Journal is a space of convergence and dialogue; experimental and innovative poetry alongside intimate philosophies; ecology, futures, and dreams; anti-colonial writing together with close conversations.
Submissions are currently closed.
WE ARE ACCEPTING
POETRY AND PROSE
︎ Poetry, visual poetry, concrete poetry, text art
︎ Prose, from flash fiction to short stories (up to 3,000 words)
︎ Experiments in form, conceptual work, process / constraint
︎ Multilingual writing
︎ Translations (with appropriate permissions)
︎ Response pieces, hypertextuality, paratext
ESSAYS / NON-FICTION AND CREATIVE NON-FICTION
︎ Essays - nonfiction and creative nonfiction (up to 3,000 words)
︎ Essay proposals (with sample work)
︎ Collaborative work, correspondences, transcripts, dialogues
︎ Personal reflections, manifestos, recipes, scripts, fragments
︎ Visual art, cross-medium art
︎ Other forms (e.g. film, sound, performance) with suggestions for how your work will appear in print
HOW TO SUBMIT
︎ Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: LUMIN JOURNAL [current issue number] - POETRY (or ESSAY or VISUAL etc.)
︎ Text as word document, include PDF if your work involves formatting
︎ Images in a high quality format (preferably TIFF, JPG or PNG)
︎ Please also include a third person bio of up to 100 words︎ Please include appopriate credits for images if needed (for instance, installation photos)
︎ If you are sending an essay proposal, please also send a short sample (either the work-in-progress or previous writing)
︎ We are happy to look at multiple pieces (up to 5)
︎ If you feel you need to submit more than this (the pieces are very short, or form part of a larger series etc) then feel free to send more than 5 at your discretion
︎ Simultaneous submissions welcome, just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere
︎ Please only submit unpublished writing (’published’ does not include personal blogs and social media)
FEES AND OTHER INFO
We will be offering a free copy of LUMIN Journal and payment (new payment scale TBA 2022) to all contributors.
We welcome submissions from unpublished / unexhibited writers and artists, and do not take your publishing / exhibition history into account when looking at your work. LUMIN Journal is a space for anti-colonial work and so we prioritise marginalised writers / artists (including racially minoritised people, LGBTQI+, functionally diverse / disabled / neurodivergent people, those with chronic pain, asylum seekers and those with low-income).
If you have any questions about our call for submissions, feel free to email us at email@example.com