The New Luciad

The New Luciad is a student run annual publication. Its aim is to publish the best creative work coming out of The University of Leicester.

It seeks to provide a platform for a variety of creative work including prose, poetry,Luciad cover creative non-fiction, photography and artwork.

Although the publication is entirely run and edited by students at the university the publication does rely on the Centre for New Writing for support and financial assistance.

All students studying at the university are eligible to submit for TNL. Calls for submissions go out early in February and the publication comes out at the end of July. The publication is sold through the university bookshop and is also available as a free PDF download:

TNL1 2012-2013

TNL2 2013-2014

TNL3 2014-2015

The launch of the latest edition of The New Luciad will take place Thursday 4th August at 5pm in the library bookshop. There will be readings from the publication, and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

The editors are happy to consider all creative writing including: plays, short stories, poetry, flash fiction and extracts from novels, as well as works of creative non-fiction (such as travel writing and reportage), artwork and photography.

Prose – no more than 3000 words
Poetry – no more than 100 lines
Artwork/photography – no more than five pieces

Submissions should be sent in a separate Word document, double spaced and in a font size no smaller than 11. Participants may submit in all three categories if they wish. They may also submit several pieces within each category providing the total limit isn’t exceeded.

Email submissions to

Editorial team

Suzi Shimwell                                Robert Ward

Richard Fallon                            Chris Harris (photo tbc)

Richard Fallon TNL


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The Centre for New Writing
School of English
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Dr Corinne Fowler

Deputy Directors:
Dr Harry Whitehead
Mr Nick Everett

Useful Links:
Creative Writing at Leicester
School of English