Extended Deadline: Now Accepting Submissions for our First Special Issue

Seeking Work for the Diana Issue

We’re excited to announce the next installment of Sun Star — and our first ever Special Issue — will be published in November! Submissions are now open and we would love the chance to read your work.

The Diana Issue is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the feminine. We want work about femininity in tradition and history. We want work about queerness, about labels embraced and rejected, about feminine identity outside defined boxes. Diana has many names and many faces and we want this issue to reflect that sense of openness and multiplicity.

Why the Diana issue? While it may be a timeless sentiment, we do feel that these are particularly challenging times for femininity. World events of the last couple years dragged so much into the open, and it has many of us feeling particularly pessimistic about our future in specifically gendered ways. As a journal run by women, we feel a special urgency to meet these events with a celebration of the many iterations of femininity in the literature of our own moment.

Who can submit? This issue is open to everyone, regardless of their personal identity. However, we do hope to discover and include work that demonstrates a deep and earnest insight into what it truly means to exist inside, or in relation to, feminine space. Our experiences are complex and varied, and we want to specially encourage queer and trans writers, writers of color, and other writers with important diverse perspectives to submit.

We’ll be accepting work through the September 30, 2017, so send us your stories, poems, essays, and multimedia creations! As always, thanks for reading and submitting to Sunstar!

We can’t wait to read your work!

There is no submission fee. Please read further guidelines in our submissions section and submit through our Submittable page.