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Illumen 28

A project of Alban Lake Publishing (see other related projects)

About

Illumen is a magazine of speculative poetry. It is published by Alban Lake Publishing [previously it was published by Sam's Dot Publishing] in perfect bound digest format. It contains speculative poetry, illustrations, articles, and reviews.
NONFICTION: Those who submit articles for consideration have a loose rein on the topic. All we ask is that the article address some aspect of speculative poetry. We like to see reviews of collections of speculative poetry.
POETRY: Speculative poetry is one result of the application of imagination to reality. In speculative poetry, one’s “vision” often is taken from a different angle, from another perspective, perhaps even from another time and place. Speculative poetry is usually tinged with one or more of the genres. Thus, in speculative poetry you find hints of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, myth, the surreal…and yes, even horror. Good speculative poetry will awaken a sense of adventure in the reader. That’s what we’re looking for: good, original speculative poetry.

IllumenUnited States

Genres

F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Surrealist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Types & Lengths

Review Review800 - 1,200 words
Article Article800 - 2,000 words
Poem Poem up to 100 lines; up to 3 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N NonfictionT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
P PoetryT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem)

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
N Nonfiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK UnknownText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
30 Sep 2005
Last Updated:
27 Oct 2016