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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Sharon Olds, Ed Bok Lee, Yusef Komunyakaa, Tony D’Souza, Kim Chinquee, Patrick Dacey, John Barr, Tao Lin, Jenny Boully, Kenneth Calhoun, Jamaal May, Christine Sneed, Amber Tamblyn, Rick Moody, Anne-E Wood, Dorothy Allison
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 24 to Nov 21
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Lumina aspires to open an accessible and inclusive space for all creatives to take part in the enjoyment of art, publication, and community. Their aim is to be an ever-evolving hub for creative expression, fueled by the desire to represent, support, and empower those who endeavor to share their work, whether for the first time or the hundredth.

Tips From the Editor

  • Submissions are open to everyone except currently enrolled MFA Writing students at Sarah Lawrence College.
  • You may send one submission per genre per issue.
  • All writing submissions must be in PDF format, and all visual art submissions must be in TIFF or JPEG format. 
  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere by adding a message on Submittable.
  • Visit for genre specific guidelines.

Contact Information

Simran Tuteja, PR Coordinator
Sarah Lawrence College
Slonim House
1 Mead Way
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Last updated: Feb 05, 2024