It’s been a while since our last update, but only because the editorial team has been chugging along so diligently, editing authors’ work and compiling a volume to be proud of! This time around I’m so happy with the collection we’ve gathered together–from apocalyptic disasters to tranquility by the sea, this is a varied and genre-rich volume that I can’t wait to release into the world!
In preparation for the July 1st launch, we’re going to be revealing the cover for Volume 7 next Friday on June 16th! This year, we’ve commissioned artist Charlotte Grange of webcomic Sargentum fame to draw our cover, and we couldn’t be happier! You’ll have to wait until next Friday for the full thing, but in the meantime you can check out Charlotte’s work to get a preview of the style.
The day has finally come, and our sixth volume is officially available for sale! 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!
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Thanks must go out to our incredible writers and our tireless editors, who helped tremendously during a year of huge and exciting transition for The Lamp! Here’s to a bright future!
One of our Editors-in-Chief recently sat down with the BISC Digital Humanities Field School at Queen’s University in Kingston to discuss the path to digitizing The Lamp, the challenges and opportunities afforded by the new digital landscape, and the frustrations and joys of coding ebooks.
Check out the full interview here and get a few hints of the works featured in the upcoming volume!
Cover for upcoming volume unveiled!
We’re currently at work putting the final touches on our first ebook venture, which will launch officially on May 25th! In the meantime, we’re finally ready to unveil the cover for the upcoming volume 6, which features artbook by the incredibly talented Anna Assan! As always, our covers feature some sort of light-source, and this year that tradition is represented in this cozy cover filled with flickering candles. Does it make you want to curl up with a good book? Soon you’ll be able to with The Lamp: Volume 6!
Check out more of Anna’s work here.
The Lamp’s new website launches!
2016 is truly a year of transition for The Lamp, in more ways than one! Aside from the typical bidding of farewell to former board members and the welcoming-aboard of the new, we’re also finally prepared to roll out our brand-new website!
For many years the School of Graduate and Professional Students has been kind enough to host our site, but starting this year, the Editors-in-Chief are taking on direct control of The Lamp‘s webspace. This means more frequent updates, a more active online presence, and a more cohesive link between our social media accounts and the hub site!
The submission guidelines can be found here, as well as information on current and past board members, a little write-up of what The Lamp is all about, and–soon, once we finish the transition–a storefront to purchase current and past volumes of our journal!
We’re really excited for the future of The Lamp, and we’ll have some more updates on its future soon. For now, though, enjoy the new digs, and keep an eye out for Volume VI, for which we are currently vetting submissions.