Written by Ella Peary May 25th, 2023

Lunaris Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Lunaris Review is an international journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, based in Nigeria. They aim to “embrace creativity from every corner of the earth” and to create a space where diverse narratives can “thrive symbiotically.” The journal celebrates ideas and artful aesthetics from around the world.

Lunaris is published twice a year as a downloadable, digital journal, and each thoughtfully designed edition contains writing from around seven to eight contributors. So far, they’ve published 16 issues. Before submitting, you can read past issues online to get a sense of what they publish.

Now through May 31, Lunaris is accepting submissions for Issue 17, which will be published in July. Poets may submit two to six poems, 20 lines or fewer each. Authors of fiction may submit one story, 500 to 5,000 words. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one personal essay or other CNF work that explores the human condition. Creative nonfiction submissions should be 1,000 to 5,000 words. For all categories, Lunaris prefers writing that’s “innovative, experimental, and bold in its approach.”

Submitting authors should note that Lunaris does not send rejection letters. Authors accepted for publication will hear back within four months. Authors who are rejected will not hear back.

Lunaris accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Lunaris only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Lunaris, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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