The deadline for submission to this year’s Lumen is Nov. 25.
It accepts entries in creative writing and artwork.
Abigail Stevens (senior, English), Co-Editor in Chief of Lumen, said, “undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to submit their works.”
Students can submit up to three poems and two short stories, which is an increase from past years’ limits.
Longer accepted works are placed in the online edition, where viewers can also see videos of dance and music performances and more student artwork.
The submissions link for the Lumen can be accessed on the student Hub under “Campus Life.”
The creative writing is chosen by student editors, and all accepted works are entered in the P. Barry McAndrew contest for the best student writing.
First place includes a cash prize in addition to bragging rights.
“Submissions are gathered in the fall, Lumen editors sort through submissions to decide what gets accepted, and then the works are turned over to the Editing and Style class for copyediting and eventually make it to the Art Department who actually design the book,” Stevens said.
The creative writing editors do not choose the artwork.
The design of each year’s edition is part of a Capstone project for Graphic Design seniors.
The unveiling of the Lumen is always the culminating event for our spring Literary Festival.