The New Luciad

A student run annual publication broadcasting the best creative work emerging from The University of Leicester.

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The New Luciad (TNL) seeks to provide a platform for a variety of creative work including prose, poetry, creative non-fiction, photography and artwork.

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

Publication content

All students studying at the university are eligible to submit for TNL.

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.

Call for submissions

Submissions are requested in spring each year and then issued at the end of July.

Participants may submit in one or more of the following three categories, and may also submit several pieces within each category, providing the total limit isn't exceeded:

  • Prose – Maximum 3,000 words in total
  • Poetry – Maximum 100 lines in total
  • Artwork/photography – Maximum five pieces in total


The deadline for submissions has been extended to: 18 June 2018 at 5pm


Each submission should be produced as a separate document. Text categories should follow the formatting below:

  1. Format: Word compatible (.doc, .docx, .txt)
  2. Lines: Double spaced
  3. Font: Arial or Times New Roman, size 11

Note: If the link above does not work, please email directly to with the subject line "TNL submission".

Accessing publications

Hard copies of The New Luciad are published and available for purchase at the end of July via the Attenborough Arts Centre. Past publications of The New Luciad are available, free of charge, in PDF format below:

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Issue 1 - TNL1 2012-2013

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Issue 2 - TNL2 2013-2014

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Issue 3 - TNL3 2014-2015

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Issue 4 - TNL4 2015-2016 (To be added)

Editorial team

Editor: Joanna Wilson-Scott

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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

Project Manager:
(Colonial Countryside)
Kevin Ncube

Useful Links:
Creative Writing at Leicester