Lacuna is a literary magazine, based at the London School of Economics, that publishes the writing of young women and non-binary people of colour. The name 'Lacuna' is a Latin word meaning 'void' and encapsulates exactly the idea that birthed it. We saw an absence of a space for young people of colour to express themselves through words. We aim to provide a platform for such creatives to not just explore their own ideas but also interact with each other and build a strong community that sustains itself.
ISSUE 02 | SPACE
This is the second issue of Lacuna Literary Magazine. The stunning range in this issue shows that our writers have engaged with the abyss in their unique ways, from the spaces between and within their identities, to the space left behind by loss. The boundless nature of space is, after all, what makes it so entrancing.
ISSUE 01 | HISTORY
Our first issue includes poems and short stories by young women of colour based on the theme, 'History'. The work of our writers tackles ideas ranging from generational pain, complex family ties, and the dynamic nature of national identity, to nostalgia and the growing pains related to being young in the 21st century.
The interpretations of the theme are diverse and fulfil exactly the aim we had for our first issue: to legitimise the voices that have not been heard so far.