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Submission Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines listed on this page for both written and art/ photography submissions.

Submission deadline for Spring 2020 issue: April 14, 2020

Submission Guidelines:
We can only accept previously unpublished works.
This magazine is for homeschooled middle school and high school students only. All works should be the original creation of a homeschooled student, ages 11 through 18.

Types of works accepted:
  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Novel Excerpts
  • Short Plays (one-acts)
  • Non-fiction Essays
  • Art work
  • Photography
All written work is limited to 1500 words. Novel excerpts should be limited to one chapter, and plays should be no longer than one act.

Art and Photography should not include people or identifying information (Fictional characters will be allowed).

ALL content should be appropriate for the age range of the magazine, which is ages 11 through 18 years.

Submissions should be sent by email, with one creative work per email.
Please make the subject of the email either "WRITTEN SUBMISSION" or "ART/PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSION."

Include in the body of the email:
  • Submitter's Name
  • Title of work
  • Genre (poetry, short story, play, etc)
  • Homeschool Group (if applicable)
  • Grade / age
  • Location (City, State) 
  • Permission Statement (please cut and paste the statement at the bottom of this page, and complete your name in the appropriate field.)

Submit written work as an attachment in Word format (.docx or .doc) or as a PDF.
Submit art and photography as an attachment in .jpg or .png format only.

The email address for submissions is:

Submission Limitations:
We accept multiple submissions by the same author / artist. Please respect the following limitations:
  • Written (non-poetry): 3 entries per issue
  • Poetry: 5 entries per issue
  • Art / Photography: 5 entries per issue.

Permission Statement
Please include this statement with your name in the blank in your submission email.

"I, _______________, give The Luminous Literary Magazine permission to publish my submitted works in any online or printed copies of the magazine. I also certify that the works submitted are my own original creations and have not been previously published. I acknowledge this magazine is for homeschooled students ages 11 through 18, and I meet these restrictions."

(We reserve the right to edit submissions for length and grammar.)