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The Goldilocks Zone appears wherever conditions make a planet habitable. Sunspot Lit is looking for the single short story, novel or novella excerpt, artwork, graphic novel, or poem that combines excellence in craft with reader or audience appeal, and thus falls into the Goldilocks Zone. Literary or genre works accepted.

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

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2022

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

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

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 30 April 2024 11:59 PM UTC (in 17 days). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 2,500 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK 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

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 April 2024 11:59 PM UTC (in 17 days). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,500 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK 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

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 30 April 2024 11:59 PM UTC (in 17 days). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 24 lines.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK 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

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 30 April 2024 11:59 PM UTC (in 17 days). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip, Painting, Photography, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Goldilocks Zone Contest for Authors and Artists Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 2 reports from 2 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Pending2 responses are pending (2 min | 6.0 mean avg | 6.0 median | 10 max days waiting | 5.7 std dev) from 2 different members 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 recent response reported was received on 16 Oct 2023.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 14 Sep 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Apr 2024
Last Audited: 02 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 26 Oct 2022

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