Sunspot Literary Journal is seeking articles, essays, fiction and poems that offer advice and thoughts on the creative life related to any creative form. How-to, features, reports on current trends, commentaries, real experiences, and roundups are some of the areas accepted. Examples of the kinds of works we’re interested in include, but are by no means limited to:
Craft tips for authors or artists
Short stories or flash fiction about artists or writers
Tool roundups for heritage craft producers
Thoughtful or lyric essays on the creative lifestyle
Features on the impact of residency programs
Personal or fictional experiences at retreats
What to expect from a workshop
Artwork/stories/poetry that were generated in a workshop paired with commentary about the process of creating in a workshop setting
Steps for community engagement
Poetry about art’s impact
Marketing advice for authors or artists
No limit on word count, although 1,500 to 3,000 words provides the strongest target range.
Payment for these pieces will be $0.01 per word ($50 US maximum per piece). Please include a third-person bio of 50 to 75 words in your cover letter. Pieces will be published in the final 2021 edition, scheduled for release in December.
One piece per submission.
All submissions must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions welcome. Submit as many times as you like.
Open: January 1, 2021
Close: October 31, 2021