Like all great stories of art and of artists, Luna Negra came from humble beginnings.

The magazine began its life in 1956 as The Kent Quarterly, which ran for fourteen volumes, ending in 1969. Soon after, the magazine reemerged as The New Kent Quarterly and ran for eighteen further volumes. In 1992, the magazine underwent its most recent metamorphosis and took the name we know it by today—Luna Negra.

Despite changing department, staff, and name over the years, Luna remains an indispensable platform for creative expression at Kent State University.

In the Fall, selected KSU student submissions will be published on our website, our team will host monthly events, and the Luna Negra “New Moon” podcast will air regular episodes.

Our annual print issue releases each Spring. With every issue, the student body exceeds all expectations and submits incredible work. We publish Kent State student work, from seasoned writers to aimless scribblers, master sculptors to business majors.

Whatever form your creativity takes, we at Luna Negra strive to promote and publish it.

Infini, Sandrine Nugue / CNAP

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