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. We are open to any medium, and are particularly interested in collaborative, dialogical and in-progress works, exploring how these might appear in print.


Arnolfini, Bristol ¬ Hydra Books, Bristol ¬ Tender Books, London ¬ Housmans Books, London ¬ BOOKS, London ¬ The Mosaic Rooms, London ¬ Magalleria, Bath ¬ Aye Aye Books, Glasgow ¬ Good Press, Glasgow ¬ Village Books, Leeds ¬ News From Nowhere, Liverpool ¬ Public House, Birmingham ¬ Well Projects, Margate ¬ Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno ¬ Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea ¬ Yellow Back Books, Cardiff ¬ Shelflife Books, Cardiff

how to submit 

¬ Submissions are currently CLOSED
¬ Email with the subject line: LUMIN JOURNAL [current issue number]
¬ Text as word document (include PDF if your work involves formatting), and images in a high quality format (preferably TIFF, JPG or PNG)
¬ Include a third person bio of up to 100 words
¬ Please only submit unpublished writing (not including personal blogs)

fees and other info

We offer a free copy of LUMIN Journal and payment (new payment scale TBA 2022) to all contributors. LUMIN Journal is a space for anti-colonial work and so we prioritise writers and artists who are racially minoritised, LGBTQI+, disabled / neurodivergent, have chronic pain, are asylum seekers, working class, and/or are on low-income.