Hearing Every Voice

Writing a New World



Since launching in January of 2019, Sunspot Literary Journal has amplified diverse multinational voices from around the world. New works have been published in their original language side-by-side with English translations. Boundaries that exclude meaningful and important works have been broken by accepting extremely long-form pieces, a rarity in publishing today. 

Fiction Without Boundaries


Microfiction, flash fiction, poetry, short stories, plays, scripts, literary works and well-written genre pieces up to novella length are welcome at Sunspot. 

Nonfiction That Expands


Send us your essays, opinions, articles, reviews, memoirs, and travel stories. Offer up thoughts that blind.  


Submission Guidelines

Work must be unpublished except on a personal blog. Simultaneous submissions welcome.  

Submit as many times as you like.

Short Stories

Short stories, long-form stories, novelettes and novellas can be submitted through individual forms on Submittable


Submit one poem up to 2 pages through the standard Submittable form. For a poem between 3 and 50 pages, see the guidelines on the other forms.

Formatting Guidelines

Double-spaced text for all submissions except poetry, scripts, and screenplays. Times New Roman 12 point font or similar. Submit as many times as you like. 


 Essays, opinions, memoir, travel, reviews, and other nonfiction submissions can run up to 49,000 words. See length guidelines under each Submittable form.  

Two-week Turnaround

Use the Fast Flux form to receive a two-week turnaround. Most responses take less than two weeks. Pay the appropriate fee for your work's length. 




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Open to collaborations with other lit journals, book fairs, and anything that allows talented voices to be heard, artists to be seen, and the world to be changed through the power of art and words.

Email us at SunspotLit@gmail.com.

Sunspot Lit

PO Box 122, Hillsborough, NC 27278, US