Submission Guidelines

As from August 1st, 2014, Illuminations has again been accepting submissions of poetry. Please send no more than six poems at a time.

Mailed submissions should be sent, with an accompanying SASE for response, to Simon Lewis, Editor, Illuminations, Department of English, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424-0001.

We also accept electronic submissions via is a $2:20 fee for these submissions. To submit via Submittable go to

Please note that we no longer accept submissions sent directly by e-mail.

Please make sure that anything you send us has not been published elsewhere already and is not currently under consideration elsewhere.

In the case of a piece translated from a language other than English, please send us the original along with your translation (this is for review purposes only; we generally publish the translation only).

As a magazine devoted primarily to poetry we publish only one or two pieces of short fiction and/or non-fiction in any given year, and sometimes publish none at all.