General Submissions
LUMINA requires a $3.00 service fee for General Submissions. We hope that you will see this fee as comparable to the envelope, stamp, SASE and trip to the post office that were all required for submissions not too long ago.

In an effort to offset this fee, we will send you a back issue if you choose the $5.00 payment option, and the current issue if you choose the $10.00 payment option. Thanks to a submittable update, all payment options can be seen under the General Submissions category.

Thank you for trusting your work with LUMINA.
Ends on 9/15/2016$ 3.00 - 10.00
$ 3.00 - 10.00
General submissions open June 15, 2016


$3.00 - Submission
$5.00 - Submission + Back Issue
$10.00 - Submission + Current Issue
  • You must include a cover letter stating page number and word count. Include a 100 word bio (max) at the bottom of your cover letter.
  • Poets may submit up to three poems, 60 lines maximum per poem. 
  • Prose writers may submit up to two pieces, 5,000 words maximum per piece. 
  • Please double space and number pages. 
  • You may submit multiple selections, but please submit them in a single document.
  • DO NOT INCLUDE your name or any personal information in the body of your submission. 
  • Previously published works will not be considered. 
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify LUMINA immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere via submittable.
  • All work submitted will also be considered for LUMINA's Online Journal. 
  • If you order an issue of LUMINA with your submission, please supply your mailing address in your cover letter so that we can send you the issue without delay. 

We look forward to reading your work!
Ends on 9/15/2016$ 3.00 - 10.00
$ 3.00 - 10.00

We are pleased to announce the opening of submissions for our multimedia section of LUMINA.

This is the first year we are combining our two journals, and we are building on what we created in LUX Vol. III.  Here we want to explore new avenues in writing, art, and sound, as well as the over all materials and aesthetics of LUMINA.  

We’re looking for unique fiction, poetry, non-fiction, visual art, music, and audio art. This could include readings of any work, but please feel free to get creative! All genres are welcome; slam poetry, script-work and radio dramas are encouraged.

Here’s the twist: Every visual and written work will be paired with an audio component. The art and writing will be printed in the physical issue and will be twinned with the audio accompaniment through the Layar app. Either send us an audio file that you have created along with your writing or artwork, or we will pair your work with another artist or writer who has also been chosen for publication. If you do not have an audio file, or have an audio file (such as a podcast, recorded poetry, etc.) but not a visual or written piece, then we reserve the rights to link your work with another artistic component. 

Some examples (but don't let these limit you!): 

  • You reading your poetry. 
  • A self-produced song to go with your writing. 
  • A photo-essay with a voice overlay. 
  • A radio drama with a script excerpt.


Submission Guidelines:

​-Previously published works are not welcome, but simultaneous submissions are a-okay. Just let us know if​ the work is accepted elsewhere.

​-Prose below 1,000 words.

​-Submit both audio and written work together.

-You must hold the rights to everything you submit. Please do not send us a copyrighted song with your short-story. We cannot accept it.



We will also accept Multimedia submissions on submittable through our “Tip Jar,” “Submit + Back Issue,” and “Submit + Current Issue” options. Just click “Media Chapbook” when prompted for genre.
Ends on 9/1/2016$ 12.00
$ 12.00

Nonfiction Contest Judge: Leslie Jamison

Guidelines

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Please read the guidelines carefully. If you include your personal information on the document, or exceed the limit, your submission will not be considered.

  • Submission Fee: $12

  • Include a 100 word bio (max) at the bottom of your cover letter.

  • Submit up to two pieces, 5,000 words maximum per piece. Please include the word count for each piece on the first page of the piece. You must submit your work in a single document, even if you are sending two separate pieces.

  • DO NOT INCLUDE your name or any personal information in the body of your submission.

  • Previously published works will not be considered.

  • We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Prizes

First Place: $750 and Publication in LUMINA, Vol. XVI

Second Place: Publication in LUMINA, Vol. XVI

Third Place: Publication in LUMINA, Vol. 7  Online Literary Journal

Ends on 9/15/2016$ 2.00 - 5.00
$ 2.00 - 5.00

LUMINA's Online Literary Journal is looking for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art submissions for our next issue. 

The LUMINA online journal will be published twice a year, fall and spring. 

  • You must include a cover letter stating page number and word count. Include a 100 word bio (max) at the bottom of your cover letter.
  • Poets may submit up to three poems, 40 lines maximum per poem. Prose writers may submit up to two pieces, 2,000 words maximum per piece.
  • Please double space and number pages. 
  • You may submit multiple selections, but please submit them in a single document. 
  • DO NOT INCLUDE your name or any personal information in the body of your submission.
  • Previously published works will not be considered. 

  •  We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify LUMINA immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere via submittable.
We look forward to reading your work!  
Ends on 9/15/2016$ 3.00 - 10.00
$ 3.00 - 10.00
We are accepting submissions for this issue’s cover art, and for art within the issue. We consider B&W art as well as color.

Our printed journal is 6 x 9, portrait orientation, and we do not rotate images to fit the page. While art of all shapes, orientations, and aspect ratios will be considered, we encourage you to bear our specifications in mind when selecting images to submit.

Image resolution should be 300 dpi or greater. We reserve the right to crop, edit, or otherwise modify art submissions to meet our printer’s specifications.

You may submit up to five pieces of artwork. Please include a three-sentence biographical statement with your submission. Previously published works will not be considered. If your work is selected by us, rights will revert to artist after publication in LUMINA; subsequent publishers should credit us for first appearance. We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify LUMINA immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere: lumina@gm.slc.edu