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Sunspot Literary Journal

WRITING A NEW WORLD

Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor's Prize of $15 for each digital edition and an Editor's Prize of $50 for the annual print edition. Artwork selected for a digital or print cover will be paid $20. Visit SunspotLit.com to download digital editions for free.

We welcome prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays, including scripts and screenplays, up to 49,000 words. Genre categories are accepted along with literary works. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Graphic novels can run up to 100 pages. Translations welcome. Please note the word count (fiction, CNF) or page count (poetry, graphic novel) in your cover letter.

One piece per submission (except flash, poetry, or art). Use the correct form according to the length of your prose and poetry. Works longer than allowed by the form you select will be declined unread.

All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like.

We also offer feedback on poems, allow preorders for print copies, and have a tip jar to keep art alive.

Fiction, CNF, flash, poetry, graphic novels, art

Temp Closed

We accept all types of prose including essays, memoir, travel, teleplays, film and stage scripts. Using this form, submit:

One or two pieces of flash fiction; total length of submission not to exceed 1,000 words

OR

A single work of fiction or nonfiction; no longer than 3,500 words

OR

Up to three poems; total of three pages

OR

A graphic novel of 1 to 4 pages

OR

Artwork; total of two images
In your cover letter, please indicate length and whether the piece is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

Please do not mix submission forms (for example, provide one poem and one flash piece as a single entry). Mixed submissions will be rejected without review. Do feel free to submit in separate categories by using the same form any number of times.

Long form fiction, CNF, graphic novel

Temp Closed

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, between 3,501 and 7,500 words. Graphic novels of 5 to 17 pages are accepted. A single poem of 4 to 10 pages is accepted here.

Novelette length fiction, CNF, graphic novel

Temp Closed

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 17,501 to 29,000 words can be submitted. Graphic novels between 25 and 50 pages are accepted. A single poem between 16 and 20 pages is also accepted.

Novella-length fiction, CNF, or graphic novel

Temp Closed

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words can be submitted. Graphic novels should be between 50 and 100 pages. A single poem between 21 and 25 pages is also accepted.

Supernova: very long fiction, CNF, graphic novel

Temp Closed

Fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 17,501 to 29,000 words. Also accepting graphic novels from 18 to 24 pages. A single poem between 11 and 15 pages is also accepted.

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