Read my story “Coyote Runs” published by Neon Literary Magazine for their summer 2013 issue.
You can also read a review of issue #35 (including my story) at newpages.com.
LUMINA, the literary magazine of the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College, was originally conceived in the fall semester of 2000 by a group of three poetry and fiction students. It was the first graduate magazine to be produced on the campus since 1991. After consulting with those who had worked on Sarah Lawrence’s previous literary magazines, and a year of working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as LUMINA in December of 2001. The students’ efforts are supported by faculty advisors and by the writing program’s administrative staff, all of whom assist in making the production of LUMINA possible.
This year, LUMINA has made great leaps into the future, adding a permanent Blog Editor position, and introducing their first ever multimedia issue, Lux.
LUMINA strives to remain loyal to the traditions provided by literary history, all the while taking significant steps to embrace the future, technology, and the online literary world.
Lux: A literary journal that marries two worlds: the door-opening world of online literature and the physically bound paper journals that we all still strive to remain loyal to.
How did we do this? Each literary piece has two components, one of which (photo or text) is published in the book, while the other is accessed by scanning the book page with your smart device.
We call this short literary journal Lux, the singular form for Lumina.
From the beginning, we solicited and sifted through a host of submissions that covered a wide range of what we would call “multimedia”. Videos, sound, augmented reality, interactive poems, they were all there and each was so unique and good, my only wish is that we had had more space!
That said, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve ended up putting together: a radio drama from Rick Moody, an “autocomposition” from Ken Cormier (no spelling error there!), a piece of Gregory Robinson’s project, All Movies Love the Moon (what could be more perfect than prose poems on silent film?), and much more.
The whole project is 28 pages of interactive goodness that’s difficult to explain. If you’re interested in taking a closer look, visit the LUMINA webpage.