This Week’s Editor!

This week’s featured editor is not only a brilliant scholar, but is also a talented creative-writer of her own! Introducing the multi-faceted and witty Sabrina Masud:

As a playwright, Sabrina is interested in absurdism and she suspects her preference stems from the chaos she has experienced growing up in a city like Dhaka. In her work she often explores the correlation between space and the protagonist who gains agency from a subaltern state of being.


Friday Feature for #IWD2020

We wanted to wait to post this week in honour of International Women’s Day! This year, we have an all-female editorial board and want to express our sincerest thanks to each woman who makes this journal possible. #IWD2020

This week, we are introducing you to the very talented Emma McTavish, who was the cover artist of last year’s journal and is now a member of our editorial board:

Emma McTavish is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at Queen’s University. Her research interests include dirt, disgust, sexuality, and working women in Victorian literature. In her spare time, she enjoys wood burning, watching British period dramas with a strong female lead, and obsessing over her cat Minerva.


Friday Feature #4

Our deepest apologies for the lateness. This week’s “Friday Feature” is gracing the Internet on a Saturday, instead! Next up is our wonderful Editor-in-Chief, Jesyka Traynor:

Jesyka Traynor is a PhD student in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her research interests include contemporary American literature, contemporary Californian authors, true crime, memoir, and disaster studies. In her spare time, Jesyka enjoys cross stitching, watching documentaries, and hanging with her adorable pets. This is her third year with The Lamp, and her second year as (co) Editor-in-Chief!


Friday Feature #3

Next up for our FRIDAY FEATURE is editor Alyce Soulodre:

Alyce Soulodre is completing her PhD in English at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the depictions of bugs and entomologists in nineteenth-century fiction, especially horror and mystery. She enjoys terrible monster movies, quaint detective novels, and tries to keep Halloween in her heart all throughout the year.


Friday Feature #2

Our next FRIDAY FEATURE is editor Carmel Mikol:

Carmel Mikol is a writer, musician, and MA-English student at Queen’s University where she studies trauma literature and women’s disappearance narratives. Carmel also produces and hosts Hyacinth Podcast which combines scholarly research and art. More than once, books have saved her life.

Follow this link to check out Carmel’s Podcast: Hyacinth Podcast Carmel



Friday Features!

Rachel HeadshotFor the rest of the semester we will be posting weekly “FRIDAY FEATURES” to celebrate our wonderful editors! This journal wouldn’t be possible without them. First up, Rachel Friars:

Rachel is a first-year PhD student in English Literature at Queen’s University. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, Rachel moved to Kingston, Ontario to complete her Master’s degree at Queen’s and decided to stay. Academically, she works on neo-Victorian lesbian narratives and nineteenth-century lesbian history. Creatively, Rachel writes short fiction and poetry, often with queer themes and historical settings.

Volume 10 Submissions Now Closed!

Happy New Year from all of us at The Lamp!

We have now closed submissions for our 2020 issue. Our editors will be adjudicating all submissions during the month of January. We are so excited to get started, and we cannot wait to read your work!

Stay tuned for exciting updates on Volume 10!


Hello one and all,

Call for submissions for Volume 10!!

The Lamp is looking for submissions for its 2020 issue.  The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at The deadline is Friday, January 3rd, 2020! Please see here for submission guidelines.

We can’t wait to read your work!

Meghan and Jesyka, Co Editors-in-chief



Volume 9 Now Available!!

Final Lamp Cover Option 1We are elated to announce that The Lamp Volume 9 is now officially available for purchase! The Volume was launched officially this evening at a Queen’s University function. We are so proud of all of our editors and contributors. You can buy your own copy of Volume 9 here!

Stay tuned, as we will soon be sending out a call for contributions for VOLUME 10!!