Luna Luna is an online diary and community dedicated to personal essay, poetry, idea, magical living, exploration of shadow and truth. At Luna Luna, you'll find everything from DIY rituals and interviews with filmmakers to poetry and personal essays. We are a space for women, queer people, non-binary folks, and POC. We are a space for witches, dreamers and creators.
Our goal is to explore the space between darkness and light (not to be confused with 'good' or 'bad'), and between dream and reality. The shadow is our home. Our editor-in-chief even wrote a book (sort of like the official Luna Luna grimoire) based on these tenets: check it out!
Our content is divided into two very generalized sections: dark and light. For us, the light is where we talk art and opinion, growth and creativity. The dark may be those things we tend to keep quiet — more secret, maybe a bit dangerous, maybe at odds with social norms, maybe a bit indulgent, maybe too powerful, too beautiful. We believe both are necessary, equal and hand-in-hand.
People are multidimensional, so we certainly don't want to curate only one point of view. That said, we are feminist and intersectional; we are advocates and allies to the marginalized. We are committed to great writing, authenticity and vulnerability. Lastly, it's important that we make something clear: all rituals, spells, and practices we write about are not to be substituted for compassionate, thorough professional help. We think of our spells, rituals and practices as tools to augment one's mental health arsenal.
Our editorial process
The site is entirely volunteer-run. We started in 2013 with 10 friends and have since grown to hundreds (thousands?!) of contributors from all over the world. (Meet our amazing editorial team here.) We read submissions daily, and we try to publish anywhere between 5-15 new pieces of content per week.
Letters to the editor & ad or sponsorship inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.