We are currently accepting submissions for La Lengua!


La Lengua Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting submissions for our NYC multilingual writers contest and translations from the public of established writer’s work (see translation guidelines below).

Live submissions

NYC La Lengua launch contest: We are seeking New York-based creatives to submit poetry, fiction, visual arts and non-fiction pieces for La Lengua’s inaugural New York City based contest in mid-November. Each piece should explore language(s), as shattering/challenging/pushing barriers through the exploration of your differing lingual identities. This exploration may be in english. Submit here.

For Translations:

  • Submissions should be directed to lumina@gm.slc.edu

  • If you are translating a work into English, the English translation may not be previously published (in a blog or otherwise)

  • If you are translating a work into English, the translation must be approved by the original artist. Translators must provide written authorization by the author of the original piece to lumina@gm.slc.edu along with their translations.

  • Provide an author bio of two-three sentences, with all submissions.

  • Allow 2-3 weeks for response time

  • By submitting your work, you are agreeing to all above Terms and Conditions for La Lengua.

Upcoming submissions

  • Spring submissions are currently closed for Lumina’s multi-media issue (to be opened in January): this includes original work as well as translations of established work, submitted by the public. Pieces that are originally in Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or German may work with the “La Lengua” team to have a piece translated to English. Untranslated artwork in languages native to the artist both including and outside of the prior mentioned are encouraged and welcome. Artwork written in languages other than English does not need to be translated. Visual art along with written work is also welcome.

We are excited to welcome artists creating in all languages, those that are home to them, those that spark truth and resist boundaries/walls/dominant, oppressive structures. Shine on!

For Poetry:

Up to three pieces of work, with a maximum of 60 lines per poem.

For Prose:

Up to two submissions, with a maximum of 5,000 words per submission.

For Visual Arts:

Up to three pieces of work.

  • Specify all languages in submission, along with name, email, and phone number in a cover sheet, plus a brief description of your piece.

  • Electronic submissions for original work must be sent through Submittable when general open submissions are live.

  • If the work is published later in any collection, honorable mention of La Lengua would be highly appreciated

  • By submitting your work, you are agreeing to all above Terms and Conditions for La Lengua.