The Lumen is now accepting submissions for its second issue (Summer 2016) on the theme of ‘Trauma’. Contributors are welcome to interpret this theme in any way they wish along the lines of any discipline. They also welcome reviews of books or other artistic work that deals with a discussion of trauma or narratives that emerge thereof.
What to submit: Some possible interpretations of this theme could be:
- The impact of a traumatic event or process on identity and temporality
- Narrating and coping with traumatic events
- Talking about trauma in public discourse
- The form and essence of traumatic change
- Trauma as a permanent state of being rather than a singular, momentary breach
- The trauma of internal processes rather than external intrusions
- Historical, political or socio-symbolic forms of trauma
The above list is not exhaustive, and is merely indicative of some of the possible interpretations of the theme for the forthcoming issue. Contributors are welcome to interpret the theme however they like.
In addition, The Lumen also welcomes contributions for its blog on a rolling basis. These contributions can also be stories, poetry, essays, reviews, et cetera as per the guidelines below. These need not necessarily relate to the theme for the print issue, and can be on any subject or theme. They are also open to suggestions for blog posts. Please feel free to contact the editors if you would like to make a suggestion for a piece.
Drama submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words.
How to apply: Please address all queries regarding submission to the editors at LitMed.Magazine [at]
Deadline: 4 December 2015
Source: Playwrights’ Studio Scotland