Submissions are open. We will keep this brief, so please listen closely. Firstly, darling, scroll down to see submissions logistics (i.e., do we pay writers? Do you keep copyright?). If you feel good about those policies (because we want you to feel good, and to know that we support you either way), submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also hold 'office hours' on Fridays from 12-3. During this time, you can submit to our Facebook page through messenger (like us first, please) and you'll get a response sometime during that day. It's totally informal, so don't expect fancy responses. Do expect emojis and xoxoxs.
We will try to respond to submissions, but we're unfortunately unable to do so all of the time. With a small team of people, and the amount of submissions we get, we find ourselves slipping. We're sorry. Please know we do respect your time and effort.
We welcome submissions from everyone—especially marginalized folks; we welcome you. Women and nonbinary writers, writers of color, the LGBTQIA community, please do submit.
We like: poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid everything and anything, personal essay, interviews (especially with badass women), work that is intersectional, work on the occult (including spells and poem-spells), body-positive content, photo diaries, travelogues, diary entries, roundups, conversations with people (deceased, alive, although preferably deceased), book lists, playlists.
*Our editor Lisa Marie Basile can't resist: tightly woven poetry that challenges readers in both content and form, personal essays that are of a literary nature, unexpected form and content, work that explores unpopular opinions, work that intelligently explores the occult and goes beyond crystal work, work about sex that is uncomfortable and necessary, vulnerable and intelligent work about women, feminism and female friendship, work on identity, diaspora, culture, ethnicity and race. And anything to do with Lana Del Rey, Anaïs Nin, Chaos Magic, Mediterranean poetry, and vampirism.
WE DO NOT SUPPORT anything racist, sexist, xenophobic, body-shaming, ageist or homophobic. We will tell you to fuck off, and then we'll hex your ass.
As we are entirely volunteer-based, we do read somewhat slowly, so please give us some time. We regret that we can't respond to everyone. Don't message our editors on their private Facebooks accounts.
Writers keep copyright, but Luna Luna requests that you a) let us know if you plan on republishing your content and b) wait at least 1 month after we publish it to republish it and c) make sure the second publication provides a credit and link back, indicating that Luna Luna Magazine was the first publisher. If the site speaks directly to you first, please consider looping us into the correspondence. We believe that this is customary in the publishing industry, and only fair. We want your words to reach a far audience, and we don't want to stop that—but we do expect courtesy in return.
We cannot pay contributors at this time. We are 100% volunteer run and do not earn revenue. We will promote you on social media, and support your projects by way of blog, tweet or Facebook post. You're more than welcome to ask us to support a project by way of Tweeting it, for example. You are also welcome to join our community. While we would like to create a sustainable way of paying contributors in the future, it is not the case currently. We want you to get paid, though. So, *please* know that we support your work and your voice, and we support you submitting elsewhere if that is your goal.
Once you submit your work, an editor may edit the headline to increase the article's shareability. Expect this. This is industry standard. Any major editorial changes will be done with the writer, however.