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Over the past 30 years, Illuminations Magazine has always maintained a mission to publish new writers alongside some of the world’s finest, believing that a harmonious blend of the two will lend a fresh voice to the world of contemporary poetry.

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Fee$2.2

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

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    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 2.2

Nonfiction

Submission fee: $ 2.2

No specific limitations

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Submission fee: $ 2.2

Translation

Submission fee: $ 2.2

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    In the case of a piece translated from a language other than English, please send us the original along with your translation (this is for review purposes only; we generally publish the translation only).

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Mailed (free) and electronic submissions via Submittable.com ($2:20 fee) no simultaneous submissions copies for contributors As a magazine devoted primarily to poetry we publish only one or two pieces of short fiction and/or non-fiction in any given year, and sometimes publish none at all Mailed submissions should be sent, with an accompanying SASE for response, to Simon Lewis, Editor, Illuminations, Department of English, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424-0001.

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About

Illuminations made its first appearance in Columbia, South Carolina in 1982 under the editorship of Peter MacMillan. The issue featured poems by Seamus Heaney, Stephen Spender, and newcomer Sam Boone. Subsequently edited from England, Japan, and Tanzania, the magazine returned to South Carolina in 1...

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1982

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    Simon Lewis

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