Submissions are open.
Before you submit, read this: 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 Luna Luna Magazine via Submittable here. We no longer will read submissions via email. We encourage submissions from everyone—especially silenced voices, women and nonbinary folks, POC, and members of the LGBTQIA community; we also, of course, publish everyone else: non-writers, teens, men—we welcome you.
We're currently seeking:
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
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 admit we have a bit of an obsession with: roses, palm trees, The Love Witch, Baroque literature, catholic imagery, the sea, Marosa di Giorgio, existentialism, Marguerite Duras, Lana Del Rey, ghost stories, June Jordan, wide windows, petals pressed into books, Vladimir Nabakov, pink leather, David Lynch, balconies, dreams, psalms, Spanish table wine, bodies, body activism, FKA Twigs, white linen, late afternoon light, hoop earrings, palaces, peaches, Marguerite Duras, water magic, ASMR, satin, black cats, Sofia Coppola, shells, nudity, Octavio Paz, clawfoot tubs, Clarice Lispector, rain, Josephhine Baker, beach rituals, Italo Calvino, Aimé Césaire, graveyard lunches, Isabel Allende, the subterranean, seance circles, lakes at dusk, tiny charms, egg shells, velvet, horror films, bellies, wide brim hats, vanities, wooden things, Victoriana, New Orleans, long hallways drenched in sunlight, ivory, tiny vials, rose perfume, bikes in summer, white socks, upside-down crosses, love notes, a fuck-off attitude, Francesca Woodman, blood.
*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 their copyright, but Luna Luna requests that you a) ask us for permission before republishing your content. If it is republished, please make sure the second publication provides a credit and link back, indicating that Luna Luna Magazine was the first to publish.
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.