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.


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 or JPG)
¬ 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¬ Please only submit unpublished writing (not including personal blogs)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) 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.