Lumen looking for editors

As the academic breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are quickly approaching, so is the deadline for submissions to “Lumen,” Mercyhurst University’s Literary and Fine Arts Magazine, and the chance to win prizes of monetary value up to $250.
Each year, the staff of “Lumen” accepts submissions, ranging from short stories to poetry, and chooses the works that will appear in the magazine.
The staff is currently accepting submissions.
The three best submissions will receive cash prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
The awards will be given at the magazine’s unveiling reception on Thursday, April 23, and afterwards there will be an open mic held for anyone wishing to share their work.
All submissions should be in a Microsoft Word document and sent as an attachment to the “Lumen” staff’s email,
Submissions should be single spaced and in size 12 Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins.
Try to keep formatting, such as italics, bold or special characters to a minimum.
As of now, the deadline for submissions to the magazine is Dec. 8.
The staff is also currently looking for a new editor, so if you have a love of literature and creative writing in general, then “Lumen” is the place to share your talents.
The magazine is in need of more editors to help with choosing works to feature and editing them.
Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to join, but juniors and seniors are also welcome.
Editors can be in any major, as the magazine is not just for English majors.
There will be a meeting for those who are interested in joining the staff of the “Lumen” on Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Board Room in Old Main.
If you are looking to join the staff, contact Dr. Marnie Sullivan at or Dr. Jacklyn Watterson at for more information.