The Luminary blog is published by the Emerson College Division of Diversity and Inclusion. A “luminary” is a light-emitting celestial body, or an inspiring person who has achieved excellence in their field. With this in mind, we hope to uplift the College's work in Inclusive Excellence through the writing and articles featured in The Luminary, so that they might stand as examples of understanding, acceptance, and open-mindedness to difference.

We welcome submissions of essays, thought-pieces, event and media reviews, and other works of creative writing focused on social justice and inclusion through our Submittable account. Please consider the following guidelines:
  • Include a brief cover letter with your submission, including your bio, and why you think your submission would fit with The Luminary.
  • Submissions should range between 500 and 2500 words.
  • We will consider submissions from all students, staff, and faculty, in all majors and departments.
Student and non-employee contributors will receive a $25 gift card. Please allow us up to 3 weeks to respond. We look forward to reading your work.