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.
Flash fiction, poetry, shorts of every length, literary works and genre stories are welcome at Sunspot.
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All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog) and made through Submittable.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.
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.
Poetry can run any number of pages. Yes, that means we'll consider epic poems and stories-in-verse. Submit each poem separately regardless of length.
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.
Flash fiction runs up to 1,000 words in length. The title is not included in the word count. Submit each flash separately regardless of length.
We accept lyric essays, thoughtful opinion pieces, and proposals for solutions to the world's ills. A sunspot is unique.
Open to collaborations with other lit journals, book fairs, and anything that allows talented voices to be heard.
PO Box 122, Hillsborough, NC 27278, US