Changing the World Through Words

Welcome to Sunspot Literary Journal

Changing the World Through Words

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 well-written genre stories are welcome at Sunspot. 

Essays That Expand


Send us your lyric essays, thoughtful articles, reviews, and life stories. Offer up thoughts that blind.  


Submission Guidelines

Work must be unpublished (except on a personal blog) and sent through Submittable. No email or snail submissions. Simultaneous submissions welcome. 


Short Fiction

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.

Formatting Guidelines

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

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.  

Sunspot also accepts reviews of books, movies, and exhibitions.

Contact Us

Connect with Sunspot Lit

Open to collaborations with other lit journals, book fairs, and anything that allows talented voices to be heard.

Sunspot Lit

PO Box 122, Hillsborough, NC 27278, US


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