General Submissions
In order to keep our journal running, LUMINA requires a $5.00 service fee for General Submissions. In an effort to offset this fee, we will send you a back issue if you choose the $10.00 payment option, and the latest issue if you choose the $15.00 payment option.

Thank you for trusting your work with LUMINA.
Ends on November 5, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - Submission
$10.00 - Submission + Back Issue
$15.00 - Submission + Latest Issue

If you are ordering an issue with your submission, be sure to state this in your cover letter.

What is Resistance? That is the question LUMINA Vol. XVII seeks to answer. Our theme of resistance can mean resisting political powers, social norms, destructive impulses, negative influences, the desire to give up, or something else. Tell us what resistance means to you.

  • Your submissions must reflect the theme.
  • You must include a cover letter stating the number of pages and word count. Include a 100 word (max) bio 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 via Submittable immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • 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 November 5, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00

$5.00 - Submission
$10.00 - Submission + Back Issue
$15.00 - Submission + Latest Issue

If you are ordering an issue with your submission, be sure to state this in your cover letter.

What is Resistance? That is the question LUMINA Vol. XVII seeks to answer. Our theme of resistance can mean resisting political powers, social norms, destructive impulses, negative influences, the desire to give up, or something else. Tell us what resistance means to you.

Here, in our multimedia section, we want to explore new avenues in writing, art, and sound, as well as the overall 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:

-Your submissions must reflect the theme.

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

​-Prose under 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 November 30, 2017$3.00 - 10.00
$3.00 - 10.00

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

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

$3.00 - Submission
$10.00 - Submission + Print Issue

If you are ordering an issue with your submission, be sure to state this in your cover letter.
  • You must include a cover letter stating the number of pages 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 via Submittable immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
We look forward to viewing your work!  

Ends on November 5, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00
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.

$5.00 - Submission
$10.00 - Submission + Back Issue
$15.00 - Submission + Latest Issue

If you are ordering an issue with your submission, be sure to state this in your cover letter.

What is Resistance? That is the question LUMINA Vol. XVII seeks to answer. Our theme of resistance can mean resisting political powers, social norms, destructive impulses, negative influences, the desire to give up, or something else. Tell us what resistance means to you. Your submissions must reflect the theme.

Our printed journal is 6 x 9, portrait orientation. 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 via Submittable immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.