The Lamp’s 8th Volume Lineup


Have a glance at our lineup this year! 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!


Grandma’s Garden | Muzzammil Abdur-Razak
Among the raindrops | Muzzammil Abdur-Razak
Florence’s Flowers | Amelia C. Labenski
Neighbours | Uchechukwu Umezurike
Bon Soir | Ian Moy
For Amanda | Ian Moy
The Dreamless Dark | Ian Grosz
Letters to the Sun | Erin MacDonald
The Temptation of Carbon | Erin MacDonald
Rootless bodies | Erin MacDonald
Another One About Fiasco | Chris Brown
Mouthwash and Mass Destruction | Galadriel Watson
Harare Central Hospital | Natasha Parker
On Skirts | Farrah Scott
Benthic | Megan Paranich
Wild Blond Child | Lorna Sutherland
Dream | Lorna Sutherland
Woman in fragments falling | Lorna Sutherland
Coherence | Colin O’Shea
Porcelain Woman | Talia Green
Extraordinary Things | Talia Green
Morning News | Talia Green
I live alone in a foreign country | Talia Green


The Lamp is happy to announce that our 8th volume’s release date has been officially set for July 20th! Mark your calendars! This year we have a tremendous lineup, including letters to the sun, garden espionage, and Twilight Zone-style breakfasts!

We’ll be announcing the lineup for Vol. 8 soon, but in the meantime, our 7th volume has been put on a sale price of 1.99 in order to celebrate! Buy it here, if you’ve a mind!


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The Lamp’s 8th Volume Cover Reveal!

Hey all! The Lamp’s 8th volume was illustrated by the hyper-talented Eve Greenwood (artist of the webcomic INHIBIT)! Every year our covers feature a light source, but we leave the details up to our artists. As you can see, Eve absolutely knocked the prompt out of the park!

We’re in the edits phase now, so look for Vol. 8 for June/July!


That’s right! You now have until the first week of February to submit your short stories, poetry, or other creative work to The Lamp’s eighth volume! Check out our submission guidelines if you were hesitating before due to the old due date!

The board will meet in early February to discuss the submissions, with decisions likely made around March. Until then, hang tight!

–Lin, Editor-in-Chief

Submissions for Volume 8 are officially open!

In case you missed it, Volume 7 launched a few months ago! In addition to this, prior volumes of the journal are now on sale, so this is a great time to get a sense of what the journal looks like if you’re thinking of submitting to Volume 8!

Last year the responses we got were record-setting for us, and we’re so excited to be throwing open the digital doors for another volume. Submissions are now officially OPEN for Volume 8, which aims to publish in 2018. The deadline is December 31st, so you have plenty of time to submit your stories and poetry!

Remember to read our submission guidelines, and good luck to everyone in the coming academic year!

–Lin, Editor-in-Chief


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It’s finally time to launch our seventh volume! Thank you so much to all of our contributors, readers, and the editorial team that worked so hard to make this book a reality. We’re really happy with the collection and we hope you are to!

This year, the volume will take you to apocalyptic futures, through flesh-eating horrors and cosmic cups of tea, to rest at last at the feet of old men alone at the water’s edge. You’ll travel familiar streets and strange islands, through fields of conifers and smoky bars playing the classics. We hope you enjoy the trip.


Volume 6 now on sale!

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Art by Anna Assan.

Volume 6 of The Lamp is now on sale in order to celebrate the upcoming launch of our latest volume! Get it now for $1.99!

In this volume, you’ll find everything from stories of souls in bottles, folk tales come to life, and poetry so dangerous it had to be censored by some mysterious government body! From deeply intimate elegies to tributes to lipstick, this volume of short stories and poetry reflects a wealth of diverse writing talent from graduate students across the globe!