Monthly Archives: February 2021

Closing Feb 28: Open call for authors and artists


Sunspot Literary Journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. We offer an Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition. Artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20. Visit to download digital editions for free.All types of prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays, including scripts and screenplays, are welcome. We also accept long-form, novelette, and novella length works up to 49,000 words. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome.One piece per prose submission. Use the correct form according to the length of your prose and poetry. Works longer than allowed by the form used will be declined unread.Poets can submit one or two items using different forms. Artists can submit one or two items using different forms.The Fast Flux options offer a one-week turnaround for prose and art. Poets receive a two-week turnaround, with most responses being sent within one week.  All submissions must be unpublished (except on a personal blog). Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like. 


Cool New Poetry Project

Here’s a post from a very cool project for writers:

Dear friends,

We’re thrilled to announce the official launch of Midst, a hub for poetry as process. We have an incredible roster of poets lined up for 2021 and beyond, and you’ll be able to see how each of them write and revise: from the blank page to the final draft, and every edit in between. In addition to our pilot poets, you can now play with interactive timelines of brand-new poems from Jos Charles, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, Dan Beachy-Quick, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Gabrielle Bates, and Zachary Schomburg. We hope you enjoy this peek under the hood of the mysterious creative process, whether you’re a writer, a reader, or are brand-new to poetry. There’s no right or wrong way to make a poem. Poems are for everyone, and we’re going to prove it.