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Mission Statement

Lantern Review aims to provide a virtual space in which to showcase Asian American poetry and to engage with issues relevant to its production and dissemination. We seek to publish expertly crafted poetry in a variety of forms and aesthetics, including traditional and experimental poems, hybrid pieces, and multimedia projects. We welcome submissions from writers across the diaspora who self-identify as Asian American.

About the Name

Lanterns are cross-cultural symbols of aesthetic beauty, hope, festivity, and enlightenment. They have historically been a feature of community celebrations, and are also linked with exploration, discovery, and the forging of new paths. By choosing a lantern as our emblem, we hope to reflect our desire that Lantern Review would help to shed light on the multifaceted, ever-evolving creature that is “Asian American poetry,” as well as to be a stage on which the question,“What is contemporary Asian American poetry and where is it headed?” can be played out.


Magazine: Our magazine seeks to showcase new Asian American poetry and features original poems and visual art. We take submissions once a calendar year and publish 1–3 micro issues per season.

Blog: Our blog features roundups of new and forthcoming Asian American poetry titles, occasional interviews, news updates from the editors, and more. We are not publishing unsolicited content on the blog at this time.


Iris A. Law, Editor
Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Associate Editor
Indrani Sengupta, Senior Staff Reader
Karen Zheng, Staff Reader
Pranaya S. Ayyala, Editorial Intern
Rachel Lu, Contributing Writer (Blog)

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