Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay…if it’s 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category.
First place winners and finalists in various prose categories will be published in Sunspot Literary Journal. A byline and bio will be included, and select pieces will receive special attention on the website.
Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified. Cash award of $100. Closing July 30, 2019.
The inaugural edition of Sunspot Literary Journal is now available. Featuring art, flash fiction, poetry, photos, short stories, and essays from around the world.
Download the PDF free on SunspotLit.com under the Editions tab. Newsletter subscribers get early access, direct delivery of the quarterly editions to their inbox, and a carefully curated selection of news about creativity in the world.
Check back on the website as the journal selects specific artists and authors from the inaugural edition for a Spotlight feature.
Sunspot’s current open call closes May 31, 2019. Don’t miss the $100 for 100 Words contest. This is a paying market.
Sunspot Literary Journal currently has three contests open to authors and artists. The newest pays $100 for 100 words. Continue reading
C*nt Contest for Authors and Artists from Sunspot Literary Journal
Words are important. Words are so powerful that certain ones have been weaponized to use against specific groups of people.
C*nt is one of many, but in the world today, it is more incendiary than ever. Submit a story, essay, poem, or art piece that talks about c*nt in your life:
-When did you first encounter the word?
-Have you taken on this word and ones like it as a rallying cry?
-Have you ever used it to refer to someone else?
Send your rants, your ribald comedy, a poem, or a photo that cuts to the core. You do not have to use the word within your submission as long as you are conjuring the essence of some element of this word and its use.
All submissions for this contest will be compiled for a special edition of Sunspot Literary Journal. First place winners and two runners-up from each category will be published in summer of 2019.
All first-place winners will be considered for a cash award. The best of the best will receive $50.
The C*nt Contest is now open for submissions. Deadline: March 31, 2019.
Sunspot Literary Journal has launched and needs a logo that can be used on the digital and print editions as well as the website.
Submit your best idea for a logo that fits with our mission: Hearing Every Voice, Changing the World Through Words.
Poke around our website for details on Sunspot’s approach. Then submit your best idea.
Submit as many times as you like to this contest. Winner receives $40, coverage in the first edition, and coverage on the website.