Submissions for our print magazine now open!

Luna Negra is one of the longest-running publications at Kent State University. As a literary arts magazine, we strive to amplify your voices.

In keeping with this mission, we accept submissions from any Kent State students, faculty, and staff members. Accepted submissions will be published in our print magazine in the spring of 2022. In the event that there is not enough room for all accepted submissions, we will publish some submissions to Luna Online.

We accept original, unpublished work of prose, poetry, creative nonfiction, fine art, photography, and illustration. We also welcome vibrant, dynamic works that may live outside these categories. For submissions guidelines, please refer to the instructions within each submission category.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact lunanegramag@gmail.com. We thank you for trusting Luna Negra as a home for your art.

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We want to see your unique perspective on the world as seen through your own lens. As with all our submission categories, we seek the unusual and unconventional, straying away from familiar subjects.

Requirements:

  • You must be a Kent State University student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Your name must not appear within the submitted file or in the file name.
  • Photographs submissions must be .pdf, .jpg, or .tiff file types, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
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As with all of our submissions categories, Luna welcomes both traditional and experimental styles.

Requirements:

  • You must be a Kent State University student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Your name must not appear within the submitted file or in the file name.
  • Files must be .doc, .docx, or .pdf file types.

Preferences:

  • We prefer that fiction submissions do not exceed 2,000 words. Longer submissions will be considered, but may be excerpted.

We seek visuals that captivate the audience and present new perspectives. All techniques are welcome and encouraged, whether traditional, digital, or experimental.

Requirements:

  • You must be a Kent State University student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Your name must not appear within the submitted file or in the file name.
  • Image submissions must be .pdf, .jpg, or .tiff file types with a minimum resolution 300 DPI. Video submissions must be .mp4 or .mov file types.

Creative nonfiction is a versatile and dynamic category. We are looking for honesty, insight, and personality.

Requirements:

  • You must be a Kent State University student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Your name must not appear within the submitted file or in the file name.
  • Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file types.

Preferences:

  • We ask that pieces do not exceed 2,000 words. Longer pieces will be considered, but may be excerpted.
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In order to get a stronger sense of the poet’s style and voice, we encourage the submission of three to five poems, though we are also happy to accept submissions with fewer pieces. We welcome all styles and forms of poetry!

Requirements:

  • You must be a Kent State University student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Your name must not appear within the submitted file or in the file name.
  • Submissions must be .doc, .docx, or .pdf file types.

Preferences:

  • We prefer that each poem be uploaded as a separate document.
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