HEARING EVERY VOICE

WRITING A NEW WORLD

Sunspot Literary Journal is a project dedicated to publishing the best new voices in fiction, poetry, and lyric essays. Words speak truth to those in power by drawing on the power of every human being. 

FICTION WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Flash fiction, poetry, shorts of every length, literary works and genre stories are welcome at Sunspot. 

NONFICTION THAT EXPANDS

Send us your lyric essays. Offer up thoughts that blind. If it's unique, we want to consider it.  

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog) and made through Submittable. No email or snail submissions will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions welcome.  

Double-spaced text for all submissions except poetry. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many as you like, but only one work per submission.  

Send us your best work. If you revise a work after submission, you can withdraw your original version and resubmit by paying a new submission fee.  

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome.  

Poetry can run any number of lines. Yes, that means we'll consider epic poems and stories-in-verse. Submit each poem separately regardless of length. 

We accept lyric essays, thoughtful opinion pieces, and proposals for solutions to the world's ills. A sunspot is unique. 

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome.  

Double-spaced text. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many as you like, but only one work per submission.  

For Sunspot's quarterly digital editions, we accept photos, including digitally manipulated photos.  
All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like, but only one work per submission.  

For Sunspot's quarterly digital editions, we accept artwork, including digitally created images.

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like, but only one work per submission.  

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). 

Short stories can be from 1,000 words up to 20,000 words. Sunspot takes pride in publishing stories other literary journals might think are too long.  

Double-spaced text. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many as you like, but only one work per submission.  

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). 

Flash fiction runs up to 1,000 words in length. The title is not included in the word count. 

Double-spaced text. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many as you like, but only one work per submission.  

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). 

Reviews of books, films, art exhibitions, galleries, and exhibits should run between 350 words up to 1,500 words. Reviews can cover a single book or film, or compare multiple books/films. Fresh reviews of classic books and films critiqued with a modern eye are welcome.  

Double-spaced text. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many as you like, but only one work per submission.  

Sunspot Literary Journal