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 thelampeditor@gmail.com. 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!!

Submissions for Volume 9 are OPEN!

Hello all! Happy September. We want to thank everyone for welcoming Volume 8 with open arms (in case you missed it, you can get it here). We are, however, looking towards Volume 9, and submissions are officially OPEN! Please visit our submissions page for all the details!

In addition to welcoming new editors this year, (as well as welcoming back our wonderful previous editors), we are also welcoming two brand new editors-in-chief, Meghan Burry and Jesyka Traynor. On behalf of everyone at The Lamp, we can’t wait to read your work!




Today’s the day! The stories contained within spin tales of garden espionage, mysterious neighbours, families fleeing fires in cars, political fistfights, and letters to the sun. You’ll peer through lonely windows into hospital rooms and old bars, or wander the neon-washed streets of Tokyo as a stranger. Come join us and submerge into The Lamp’s eighth volume!

Purchase the volume HERE!