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. Artwork selected for use as the cover will be paid $20. Visit SunspotLit.com to download digital editions for free.
All types of prose including flash, microfiction, poetry, essays, articles, short stories, scripts, and screenplays are welcome. We also accept long-form fiction, long-form nonfiction, and novelette length and novella length works. One piece per submission.
The General Submission option is for works up to 3,500 words. Longer works like long-form fiction, long-form nonfiction, novelettes and novellas must be submitted through one of the other forms.
Now offering Fast Flux (Two-week Turnaround) for all prose lengths and artwork. Select the correct fee option under the Fast Flux form to avoid delays.
All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like.
Sunspot Literary Journal wants your best fiction, nonfiction, or poetry opening. No restrictions on theme, category, or length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted.
Length for the entry: Up to 250 words for prose. Up to 25 words for poetry.
First place winner and finalists will be published. 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 Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website.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 $250 for the winner.
Artwork selected for use as the cover for any edition will be paid $20. For Sunspot's digital editions, we accept artwork, photography, video stills, graphic novel frames, illustrations, paintings, and cartoons. Submit as many times as you like, but only one work per submission.
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, etc. Submit as many as you like, but only one piece per submission.
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.
Use this form to support Sunspot Literary Journal's mission, content, creators, and distribution. Funds are used to defray the cost of publication and distribution as well as the payments made to our fantastic contributors.
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Art and photos; prose up to 3,500 words, and poems no longer than 2 pages pay the Fast Flux: General Submission fee.
Longer works of fiction and nonfiction must pay the appropriate fee. Select the correct option based on the length of your work.
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.