Over the past 40 years, Illuminations has consistently lived up to its mission to publish new writers alongside some of the world’s finest. We like to shed light on poetry from down the street and around the globe and have run feature issues on South African, Zimbabwean, Haitian, Cuban, Greek, and Vietnamese poetry, as well as on local South Carolinian writing.
Tips From the Editor
Please note that we no longer accept submissions sent directly by e-mail, only via snail mail and Submittable.
Please make sure that anything you send us has not been published elsewhere already and is not currently under consideration elsewhere.
In the case of a piece translated from a language other than English, please send us the original along with your translation (this is for review purposes only; we generally publish the translation only).
As a magazine devoted primarily to poetry we publish only one or two pieces of short fiction and/or non-fiction in any given year, and sometimes publish none at all.