Submissions are open 4x a year, during the months of March, June, September, and December. Submit here.
We read submissions from current and former foster youth (and advocates) year-round via lisambasile [at] gmail.com or here.
Publisher or Author?
Want us to consider your book for a review on our site or for social media coverage? Email our book reviews editor Andi Talarico at email@example.com with a cc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line, BOOK REVIEW: TITLE. We are open to all genres. Books that are not reviewed will be donated to a shelter, library, literary group or independent book store.
See further submissions guidelines below.
Before you submit, read this: Firstly, darkling, 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 witches, women and nonbinary folks, POC, and members of the LGBTQIA community. All writers whose work is accepted should send us a link to their PayPal.me or venmo accounts so we can ask our readers to donate a tip to you.
Some of the topics we love to read include:
Work from marginalized voices
Work from current and former foster youth
Spells & rituals
Work that says “fuck you” to genre
Pieces about witchcraft, divination and magic
Visual collages and visual poems
Interviews & book reviews
Chronic illness stories, encouragement, stories
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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.
Since we have opened up submissions four times a year, our goal is to quickly respond to your submissions and actively promote the work we publish when it's live. Your work may end up on our Instagram or other social channels for promotion and love. Do NOT message our editors on their private Facebooks accounts.
Writers keep 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.
All writers whose work is accepted are welcome to send a link to their PayPal.me or venmo accounts so we can ask our readers to donate a tip to you. We cannot pay contributors at this time. We are 100% volunteer run and do not earn revenue. Any ads we’ve ever run pay (only partially) the web hosting costs. We will promote you on social media, and support your projects by way of blog, tweet or Facebook post, although we're aware that "exposure" isn't payment. You're more than welcome to ask us to support a project by way of Tweeting it, for example.
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.