Paying Category for Authors and Artists

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All submissions must be unpublished.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


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