Illumen 33

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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.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2007

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Nonfiction Open

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.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review800 - 1,200 words.
Article Article800 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

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.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem Poem12 - 100 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Illustrations should complement the speculative aspects of the poetry. We use both color and black and white illustrations, both interior and on the cover. We suggest a minimalist approach to illustrations: less is more. Greatly detailed illustrations can distract from the poetry. We’ll consider both original and reprint illustrations.

Art Media:
Illustration.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Fantastical, Minimalist, Science fiction art.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork2 - 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$10 per piece) Token payment (under US$10 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Oct 2018
Last Audited: 08 Oct 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Sep 2005

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