October Submissions Now Open!

Luna Negra is one of the longest-running publications at Kent State University. As a literary arts magazine, we strive to amplify your voices. 

In keeping with this mission, we are opening submissions monthly to all Kent State students (PLEASE NOTE: If you are not a student at Kent State, we will not accept your submission). At the end of each month, winning submissions will be published on our website and promoted on social media. 

We accept original, unpublished work of prose, poetry, creative nonfiction, fine art, photography, and illustration. We also welcome vibrant, dynamic works that may live outside these categories. 

For written submissions, we request .doc/.docx or .pdf file types. Prose and creative nonfiction should not exceed 3,000 words. For visual submissions, we accept .pdf, high-resolution .jpg, or .tiff file types (.tiff files are preferred). The DPI for files should be 300 or higher.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact We thank you for trusting Luna Negra as a home for your art.

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