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A solar flare is short-lived but has a huge amount of energy. Sunspot Lit is looking for the single short story, novel or novella excerpt, artwork, graphic novel, or poem that provides a noteworthy flare of creative energy.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $10.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2023

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 May 2025* (approx. 284 days from now) through 31 May 2025. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $500.

Submissions:

Methods: Duosuma submission manager. Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 May 2025* (approx. 284 days from now) through 31 May 2025. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $500.

Submissions:

Methods: Duosuma submission manager. Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 May 2025* (approx. 284 days from now) through 31 May 2025. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Lengths:
Poem PoemUp to 12 lines.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: USD $500.

Submissions:

Methods: Duosuma submission manager. Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 May 2025* (approx. 284 days from now) through 31 May 2025. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork Artwork
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment. Details: USD $500.

Submissions:

Methods: Duosuma submission manager. Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Image.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Sunspot Lit Solar Flare Contest Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 4 reports from 4 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported27 min | 36.0 mean avg | 36.5 median | 44 max days (8.8 std dev)
Pending1 response is pending (52 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $10.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 27 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 30 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 30 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 18 Dec 2023

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