Words are important. Words are so powerful that certain ones have been weaponized to use against specific groups of people.
C*nt is one of many, but in the world today, it is more incendiary than ever. Submit a story, essay, poem, or art piece that tells us about c*nt in your life: When did you first encounter the word? Have you taken on this word and ones like it as a rallying cry? Have you ever used it to refer to someone else?
Send us your rants, your ribald comedy, a poem, or a photo that cuts to the core. You do not have to use the word within your submission as long as you are conjuring the essence of some element of this word and its use.
All submissions for this contest will be compiled for a special edition of Sunspot Literary Journal. First place winners and two runners-up from each category will be published in summer of 2019.
All first-place winners will be considered for a cash award. The best of the best will receive $50.
Sunspot Literary Journal is launching this year, and needs a logo that can be used on the digital and print editions as well as the website.
Submit your best idea for a logo that fits with our mission: Hearing Every Voice, Changing the World Through Words.
Poke around our website for details on our approach. Then submit your best idea.
Submit as many times as you like to this contest. Winner receives $40, coverage in the first edition, and coverage on the website.