Sunspot Literary Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Formats: 
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
$25 annual print
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Since launching in January of 2019, Sunspot Literary Journal has amplified diverse multinational voices. 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. 

Tips From the Editor

Microfiction, flash fiction, poetry, short stories, plays, scripts, literary works and well-written genre pieces up to novella length are welcome at Sunspot. We also accept graphic novels of most lengths, including micro graphic novels. Accepting artwork, up to 2 images per submission. 

Please note that longer submissions are accepted only during the first part of each reading period. Novels and novelettes should be submitted early, before those individual forms close. Shorter pieces close later, with flash, very short stories, and artwork accepted through the end of each reading period. 

Contact Information

Laine Cunningham, Senior Editor
Durham
NC
27712
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Last updated: Sep 16, 2022