Free submissions are closed. Long live submissions.

Dear readers,

First, we want to thank everyone who has expressed interest in our project, and we want to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted through our first go-round on submittable. The response was impressive and, at times, quite overwhelming–and we couldn’t be happier.

We would like to note that our free submission window is now closed. We now look forward to forging ahead through our inbox–there’s a bottom there, somewhere, we’re sure–reading all that wonderful work, and moving forward with the next editorial steps.

We would like to note that we still do have an open submissions call: our Tip Jar is currently running year-round, and we welcome submissions through that tab. That option does require the increasingly-ubiquitous nominal fee. As far as free submissions go, we anticipate opening up again in late winter / early spring of 2017, with dates dependent on our editorial needs. We will be sure to keep you posted when we know the schedule there.

With that, we’d like to offer one last thanks. We are truly excited about the issue that’s coming together for January 2017, and of course we could not have done that without all your support!

Submissions update: 1 week left!


The last stubborn roses of autumn have finally wilted here in Portland. This is, of course, the traditional harbinger of Sun Star Review’s own (semi) hibernation period. We’ve been a bit quiet this fall, but far from idle. We’ve been so impressed by the quantity and quality of submissions we’ve received, and a common sight around our neighborhood has been our editors hunkered down in a cafe window, so engrossed in our submission queue that they can hardly spare a look up now and then, to catch those last falling petals. We’d like to thank everyone who has submitted, and it truly has been a pleasure to read your work.

However, if you would like to submit for this round but haven’t quite gotten to it yet, there’s still time! Our free submission period runs for one more week, through November 15th, so send us your work ASAP! At that point, we will only be accepting work through our tip jar category.

Once again, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the upcoming issues. We are frankly blown away by the work we’ve received, and we are tremendously excited for the Winter 2017 issue to take final shape. Keep an eye out; we’re pretty sure you’re gonna love it, too.