The Volume XII (2013) Fiction Contest was judged by George Saunders .
Fiction writers may submit up to two pieces, 5,000 words maximum per piece. Please double space and number pages. Previously published works will not be considered. If your work is selected by us, rights will revert to author after publication in Lumina; subsequent publishers should credit us for first appearance.
You may submit multiple selections, but please submit them in a single document. DO NOT INCLUDE your name or any personal information in the body of your submission. Please include a three-sentence biographical statement with your submission in the cover letter box provided. Any information provided on the submissions documents besides your stories will be disregarded.
We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify LUMINA immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere via email (firstname.lastname@example.org.) or submittable.
Deadline for Contest Submissions is November 1, 2012
We look forward to reading your work!
LUMINA hosts an annual national literary contest in a single genre, whose winners receive publication in the journal and a $500 prize. Since 2003, we have partnered with notable writers to host our contest.
2012 Poetry, Judged by Carolyn Forche
2011 Nonfiction, Judged by Vivian Gornick
2010 Fiction, Judged by Ron Carlson
2009 Poetry, Judged by Ilya Kaminsky
2008 Nonfiction, Judged by Mark Singer
2007 Short Fiction, Judged by Margot Livesy
2006 Poetry, Judged by Mark Doty
2005 Flash Fiction, Judged by Amy Hempel
2004 Poetry, Judged by Billy Collins
2003 Poetry, Judged by Eamonn Grennan