Submissions are currently closed, reopening for LUMIN Journal 4 in winter.
WHAT WE’RE INTERESTED IN
With our regular print publication, we reflect on the relationship between experimental literature / art, and the postcolonial, radical and personal. We hope that LUMIN Journal can be a space where these converge, and sit together in dialogue with one another:
experimental and innovative poetry alongside intimate philosophies; ecology, futures, and the intersectional present beside memories and dreams; moments of allyship next to diaspora reflections; anti-colonial writing together with conversations, both real and imagined; and works that interweave these.
WE ARE ACCEPTING
POETRY AND PROSE︎ Poetry, visual 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
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, 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
(WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS)
︎ 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 (perferably JPG or PNG)
︎ Please also include a third person bio of up to 200 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︎Please only submit unpublished writing (excl. personal blogs)
We welcome submissions from unpublished / unexhibited writers and artists, and do not take your bios into account when looking at your work. We will be ringfencing at least half of the spaces in each journal for marginalised writers / artists (including BME and BME womxn, LGBTQI+, disabled / neurodivergent, asylum seekers and those with low-income).
We will be offering a free copy of LUMIN Journal 3 and a small payment to all contributors of £10. We are very conscious of what an appropriate rate of pay is, and are working to offer this in the future.
If you have any questions about our call for submissions, feel free to message us by email or through social media.