Lana Turner

A Journal of Poetry & Opinion

Editors: Cal Bedient and David Lau.

Reading period:  March through May, 2024. 

Submit up to five pages of poetry to [email protected].

Please send Word docs only. Accompanying PDFs clutter up our screens. But if you are strongly persuaded that your lines may well be skewed in a Word file, a PDF is allowable. Humor us and avoid the stiff and soulless Times fonts.

Please do not send us reminiscent anecdotes.

Submit poems only once in a reading period. The poems should be previously unpublished.

We will also look at reasonably short essays on film, music, art, politics, philosophy, literature, and more (the "Opinion" part of the subtitle), though we usually commission them.

Please keep in mind that a Lana Turner page has a 5-inch-wide trim size. We can't accommodate unusually long lines without runovers.

IMPORTANT: The file title should consist of nothing but your last name followed by the first. This essential requirement helps to avoid lengthy searches after hard-to find-again, hard-to-identify, files.

Put your name and email address in a Header over the first poem.