Hearing Every Voice

Writing a New World


Sunspot Literary Journal is a project dedicated to publishing the best new voices in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, scripts, screenplays, photography, and art. Speak truth to power by drawing on the power of every human being.

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Work must be unpublished except on a personal blog until the call for previously published work. Simultaneous submissions welcome.  


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. 

Micro and Flash Fiction

Micro pieces should be no more than 100 words. Flash fiction runs from 100 up to 999 words. The title is not included.  


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

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Connect with Sunspot Lit

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