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Sunspot Literary Journal was founded to cut through the blinding flashes. The publications present writing that is meaningful. Writing created by individuals who might not have a large social media following, but who still have something important to say.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2019

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 49,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Memoir, Travel.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review350 - 1,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 49,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 1,250 lines; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Sunspot Literary Journal 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.
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AccuracyWe have received 47 reports from 36 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported2 min | 20.5 mean avg | 19.0 median | 58 max days (15.3 std dev)
Responses91.49 %
Acceptances6.38 % of submissions accepted (31.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 5.56 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections85.11 % (21.0 avg. days per rejection) | 17.5 % personal, 62.5 % form, 20.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses8.51 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals8.51 % (8.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending8 responses are pending (16 min | 44.0 mean avg | 29.0 median | 164 max days waiting | 49.2 std dev) from 6 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $5.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 24 Oct 2022.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 04 Oct 2022.

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Geminga Contest for Tiny Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art Charges fees for all submissions
Goldilocks Zone Contest for Authors and Artists Charges fees for all submissions
A Single Word Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Sunspot Lit Culmination Prize for a Prose, Poem, or Art Ending Charges fees for all submissions
Sunspot Lit Inception Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Sunspot Lit Rigel Contest Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2022
Last Checked: 16 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Nov 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Aug 2019

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