Call for Submissions by The Sun: Submit Now!

The Sun is inviting submissions from writers for publication on their platform. Submit your entries now and get published with them!

About The Sun

The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them.

Submission Guidelines

  • Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for the Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories anthologies.
  • They publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome.
  • They encourage submissions from writers of color.
  • Surprise them; they often don’t know what they’ll like until they read it.
  • They rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length.
  • They discourage simultaneous submissions.
  • Writing is a solitary act, but when what you’ve written goes out to their loyal subscribers, it can feel a little less so.

How to Submit?

To submit your pieces, click here.

Or to submit by mail, send your typed, double-spaced submission (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:

Editorial Department
The Sun
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage, and they cannot respond unless a return envelope is provided.

Click here to read the official guidelines of the Call for Submissions by The Sun.


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