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Submit to Luna Negra by Oct. 31

Posted Sep. 23, 2012

Luna Negra Magazine strives to publish outstanding literary and artistic achievements by current and former Kent State students. We encourage you to submit your work to be considered for publication in our online publication as well as Luna Negra's January 2013 print issue. Submissions must be received by Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012 to be considered for both the print and online journal.

To submit your work, send us an e-mail with your attachments at


  • Writing: Submit any work. There is no word limit. Please include all work in one attachment.
  • Art: Submit images of any work. Please include the work’s title, actual-size dimensions, and media.
  • Photography: Submit any photography. Please include a title and a brief caption.
  • Video: Submit embedded codes or hyperlinks to your video, which should be hosted on a video website like YouTube or Vimeo.

Arrangements and exceptions can be made for any work that will not be submitting in the traditional form; please contact us at with your query, and we will be happy to figure out how best to feature your work.


  • Submissions must be previously unpublished and your own work.
  • Please include a brief, three-line bio with your submission.
  • General submissions are accepted with in no connection to the “Peace versus War” scholarship contest, although pieces submitted to the contest will be considered for publication.

If you have any questions, contact us at

For the Fall 2012 semester only, Luna Negra, Kent State’s student literary and creative arts magazine, is offering three scholarships for the three most effective “peace versus war” poems. The scholarships are made possible by a generous donation from John Kusnir, an Ohio poet and artist.

Kusnir attended Kent State in 1966, was drafted and served in Vietnam from 1966-69 and returned to Kent State in 1973. Kusnir’s experiences have informed an historical consciousness and a respectable body of his own poetry, and the intention of this contest is to reopen a dialogue with the current generation of Kent State students on the topic of “peace versus war.”

First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250

The deadline to submit your poem is Oct. 31. Three winners, announced before the end of the Fall 2012 semester, will receive publication in the winter issue of Luna Negra, will be featured on the website and will be printed in the Daily Kent Stater. For the same information, visit

Contest Submission Guidelines
Only current Kent State University students are eligible.
Submissions should be directed to
The subject line should read “Peace versus War Scholarship.”
Please include a three-line bio (tell us a little about yourself.)
Poems should not exceed 100 lines.
Prose will be accepted but must be no more than one page.
Please send only one, previously unpublished, piece.

Roxane Beth Johnson will serve as the guest judge for the contest. Johnson earned an MFA from San Francisco State University. She is the author of “Jubilee,” chosen by Philip Levine for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry from Anhinga Press.
Peace Versus War