Light - A Journal of Photography & Poetry will be published quarterly. Issues will first appear as ePublications.  After the fourth issue, Light will produce an annual anthology in print.  More information about our different subscription options will be available after the publication of the first issue. 

We select the best original work. Submitted photographs and poems cannot have been previously published in print or online. With your work, include a brief biographical statement. Be sure to provide URL's to your personal websites. While Light takes simultaneous submissions, contact us immediately if your work will be published first elsewhere so it can be removed from consideration.  We can only consider poetry submissions written in the English language.

We will strive to notify contributors of decisions within sixty days of receipt. As Light is a themed journal and will be edited holistically, final decisions might take longer. We’ll work to give you a timely response.

For your art to be published by Light, you must agree to grant us (1) First North American Serial Rights, (2) all archival rights for the journal, and (3) rights to reprint your work in any future editions of Light. We retain the rights to reproduce the material as issues of Light. The artist retains copyright of the work and is free to have it republished or exhibited in other media. If your photographs or poems appear elsewhere—in print, electronically, or in exhibition—you agree to give due credit to Light

We solicit poetry and photography that responds to a quarterly theme. We look for work that resonates with us emotionally and intellectually. Be bold or subtle, dark or radiant, dangerous or constrained, but, most importantly, be you. Show the words and images that embody your vision.

We welcome work from both established and emerging artists. Black and white photography is preferred, although color will be considered.  Poems should be no more than forty lines long and fit on a single page. The journal’s design aesthetic is integral to our choice of content.

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