Submissions are currently closed.

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!





Before submitting we ask that you take a moment to review our general aesthetic and desired content information on our about page.

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We welcome submissions through submittable.


Please send submissions in either .doc or .docx format. We also accept .pdf or .rtf files in a pinch.

Please submit no more than one discrete story or essay, 4 poems, or three pieces of visual art at a time. But for larger holistic works, particularly cross-genre works, please don’t get hung up on the components.

We are seeking good content, regardless of length. If a work can justify a substantial length, and if it feels worth the time and space, we won’t shy away–in fact we are eager to provide a home for works that may be a bit too long to place in standard journals.

In our current writing economy, it should go without saying, but simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged. We assume that authors are submitting simultaneously, so you do not need to specially identify them as such. But please do let us know immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.

You can check the status of your submissions through Submittable at any time.