Monthly Archives: January 2023

Open Call for Novella Length Fiction, NF, Graphic Novels

Sunspot Lit seeks fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words in their current open call for novella-length prose. 

Graphic novels are included in this call, and should run between 51 and 100 pages. 

Please note that collections are not accepted in this category.

This call is open for only a limited time. Send in your work before the deadline using Submittable or Duotrope.

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Poetry Feedback Available from Sunspot Lit

Sunspot Lit’s poetry editor, Morrow Dowdle, offers feedback for poets.

Dowdle is the author of the chapbook Nature v. Nurture (Artagem Graphic Library). Her poetry has been featured in River and South ReviewPoetry SouthDandelion ReviewNonBinary ReviewPink Panther MagazinePanoplyAPIARYThe Schuylkill Valley Journal of the ArtsEdison Literary ReviewRiver Poets QuarterlyThe GriffinPhiladelphia Stories, and Prism, among other publications. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.  She is an active member of the Living Poetry collective in the North Carolina Triangle area.

Sunspot is happy to offer three different options for feedback based on the length of the poem. Please note that poets can submit only one poem every three months.

Find out more by reviewing the guidelines on Sunspot’s Submittable page.  

Novelette Length Fiction, CNF, Graphic Novel

Sunspot Lit seeks fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 17,501 to 29,000 words in their current open call for novelette length works. 

Graphic novels should run 41 to 85 pages. 

Please note that collections are not accepted in this category.

This call is open for only a limited time. Send in your work before the deadline using Submittable or Duotrope.

Open Call for Novella Length Fiction, NF, Graphic Novels

Sunspot Lit seeks fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words in their current open call for novella-length prose. 

Graphic novels are included in this call, and should run between 51 and 100 pages. 

Please note that collections are not accepted in this category.

This call is open for only a limited time. Send in your work before the deadline using Submittable or Duotrope.

Goldilocks Zone Results

The Goldilocks Zone contest from Sunspot Lit has been judged. The contest saw a range of entries that demonstrated exceptional creativity. The journal is grateful for the effort that went into all the submissions, and presents the following top entries:

Finalists

“Debutante’s Ball” by george l stein, photo (blog image)

“Sunflowers in Soup” by Xiaoqiu Qiu, poem

“CONFIDENT” by Robert McCrae, illustration

“Assisi” by William Lewis Winston, poem

“The Weight” by William Lewis Winston, poem

“Chasing Chester” by Deborah McMillion, graphic art

Runners-up

“Swelling” by Raissa Killoran, poem

“Little Box” by Kendal McGinnis, story

Winner

“for me, for you” by C Tai Tai, poem

The winner received $200 and will be published in the next digital edition as well as the annual print edition. The runners-up and finalists will also be offered publication. Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

To support great literature and art, consider preordering a print copy of the 2023 edition. Shipping to US locations is included in the price.