Lamp Literary Magazine

Lamp is a bi-annual literary journal which publishes poetry, fiction, and essays from both current and former students of Liberty University. The publication exists as an outlet for thoughtful and engaging work which stimulates readers in the university, as well as the general community.

Submission Guidelines

Send any inquiries or work in a doc., docx., or html file format. Please put the genre of your submission in the subject line of the email in order for the quickest response.

Deadline for submission: Nov. 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


Fiction: 3,500 words or less
Creative Non-fiction: 3,500 words or less
Poetry: 3 poems or less

We do accept flash fiction (500 words or less)


Note: We go to press in black and white only. Make sure your art submissions are not only acceptable in black and white, but best in black and white.

Submissions need to be:

  • 300 dpi resolution
  • No larger than 5.5 in. by 8.5 in.
  • .jpg format
  • Black and White/Gray-scale images ONLY

We are accepting:

  • Digital artwork
  • Studio art
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and ceramics

If your art is not digital, you will need to take a high quality photograph of the work and submit that instead.


All submissions should be sent to:


Any specific inquiries can also be directed to the editing team.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Nick Olson,
General Editor: Jonathan Hart,
General Editor: TBA
General Editor: TBA

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Past Issues

We also suggest that you read one of our back issues in order to get a feel for the type of work that we publish. Thank you for your interest in LAMP.

LAMP Spring 2016

LAMP Spring 2015

LAMP Fall 2011

LAMP Spring 2011

LAMP Fall 2010

LAMP Spring 2010
Issue 2

LAMP Spring 2010
Issue 1

LAMP Fall 09
Issue 2

LAMP Fall 09
Issue 1

LAMP Spring 09

LAMP Winter 2009

Lamplight 2008

Lamplight 2007

Lamplight 2006

Lamplight 2005

Lamplight 2004