HEARING EVERY VOICE

WRITING A NEW WORLD

Sunspot Literary Journal is dedicated to speaking truth to power by drawing on the power of every human being. We offer payment in the form of an Editor's Prize of $50. The acceptance rate for the first open call was 11.5%. Visit SunspotLit.com to download the May 2019 edition free.

FICTION & NONFICTION WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: All types of fiction including flash, microfiction, poetry, short stories, scripts, and screenplays are welcome. Literary vs. genre means nothing; we look for well-written work. Submit short fiction and nonfiction, including scripts, screenplays, poetry, photography and art through the General Submissions form. One piece per submission.

Longer prose works must be submitted through one of the other forms. See each for the specific guidelines.

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog) until our open call for previously published work. Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like. 

Ends on June 30, 2019$5.00
$5.00

Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay...if it's 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category.
First place winners and finalists in various prose categories will be published in a special edition. A byline and bio will be included, and select pieces will receive special attention on the website.
Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified. Cash award of $100.

We accept all types of fiction and nonfiction including essays, memoir, and travel; microfiction, flash, short stories, poetry, lyrics, teleplays, film and stage scripts. Maximum length is 3,500 words; individual poems and lyrics should be 2 pages or less. 

Longer poems, fiction, scripts and nonfiction should be submitted using the appropriate form. See guidelines under each. 

Reviews of books, films, art exhibitions, galleries, and exhibits should run between 350 words up to 1,500 words.  

In your cover letter, please indicate the type of work: poem, short story, essay, photo, painting, etc. 

Artwork should be submitted here.

Submit as many as you like, but only one piece per submission.  

Need to hear back quickly? Use this form to receive a response in two weeks or less. Submit any category or type of work here, including art and photos; prose should be no longer than 3,500 words and poems no longer than 2 pages. Longer works of fiction and nonfiction must be submitted under the appropriate form.  

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, between 3,501 and 7,500 words can be submitted here. 

A single poem over 2 pages up to 12 pages is accepted here.  

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 7,501 words up to 17,500 words should be submitted using this form. 

A single poem between 13 and 24 pages is also accepted.  

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 17,501 to 29,000 words should be submitted using this form.
A single poem between 25 and 35 pages is also accepted.  
 

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words should be submitted using this form.
A single poem between 36 and 50 pages is also accepted.  
 

Now open for a special edition showcasing younger authors and artists. Anyone under 18 should submit using this form. 

Accepting fiction and nonfiction including essays, memoir, and travel; microfiction, flash, short stories, poetry, lyrics, teleplays, film and stage scripts; photography and art. Maximum length is 3,500 words; individual poems and lyrics should be 2 pages or less.
One piece per submission, please. 

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