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Volume XVIII coming soon

In here, you’ll find Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction pieces that break the literary rules. Experimentation is not just a phase, but rather a revolution. This volume seeks to give space to our shared experience: voices from all identities that look at not just the heart, but the uncanny bowel, elbow and pinkie toe of humanity.

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Firefly is the podcast of Lumina Literary Journal, where we talk all things wordy and spin a story or two of our own. Each episode explores craft, perspectives and literary talent. Firefly podcast is hosted by editor-in-chief Chelsea Asher, and produced by Parks Kugle, Andrew Scheid, KT Herr, Katiy Heath and Rohitash Gupta. However, Firefly is not one voice; we seek to explore the writing community in all its variegated forms.

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La Lengua is a branch of the literary journal Lumina which seeks to provide a platform for non-native english speakers and multilingual individuals to publish literary work. Our hope is to de-center the english language through a calling to folks who express their art in other languages. Maybe, you are a person who writes in your native language creatively, or you are a person who expresses your cultural identity exclusively through english, perhaps it's both in one poem. We hope that you will come to us with your art, as we seek to uplift underrepresented voices, and promote cultural pride beyond the canonical normative.

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Art by

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Executive Staff

Executive Editor
Qassye Hall

Chelsea Asher

Managing Editor
Parks Kugle


Executive Assistant
Jonathan Hoel


Assistant Marketing Director
Chris Rowland


Assistant Nonfiction
Jancie Creaney

Assistant Fiction
Charlotte Slivka

Assistant Poetry
Brynn Bogert

Readers and Contributors


Michelle Houslanger

Jean-Luc Fontaine

La Lengua

Shuang Ang


Abigail Gruchacz

Katherine Heath



Rowan Lopez Forkey

Colleen Ennen

Christian Opperman

Dylan Wolff Paul

Serrana Gay



Elizabeth Gaughan

Amanda Claire Buckley

KT Herr

Nina Smilow

Eric Beuchel

Shuang Ang



Sarah Knudson Vanessa Friedman

Dylan Wolff Paul

Kate Lindstedt

Hayden Gordon-Brander


 Senior Staff

Fiction Editor
Rhea Dhanbhoora

Marketing Director
Joanna Bettelheim


Nonfiction Editor
Casey Haymes

Blog Editor
Nicole Flippo

La Lengua Editors
Samantha Steiner and Rola Younes


Poetry Editor
Anna Binkovitz

Online Editor
Brittany Coppla


Firefly Podcast

Chelsea Asher


Andrew Scheid

Katherine Heath

KT Herr


Assistant Producers and project managers
Rohitash Gupta
Parks Kugle

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