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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
︎ 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 luminjournal@gmail.com 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 include appopriate credits for images if needed (for instance, installation photos)
︎ Please also include a third person bio of up to 100 words
︎ 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︎ Please only submit unpublished writing (’published’ does not include personal blogs and social media)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 RINGFENCING

We welcome submissions from unpublished / unexhibited writers and artists, and do not take your publishing / exhibition history into account when looking at your work. We ringfence at least half of the spaces in each journal for marginalised writers / artists (including racially minoritised people, LGBTQI+, functionally diverse / disabled / neurodivergent people, those with chronic pain, asylum seekers and those with low-income).

We will be offering a free copy of LUMIN Journal and a small payment of £10 to all contributors. 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 email us at luminjournal@gmail.com















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