We are currently closed for submissions while our small volunteer staff catches up with reading. We apologize for delayed response times but we want to give each submission the close attention and consideration it deserves. Sun Star will be reopening for submissions and announcing new projects later this spring so keep an eye on this space!
***PLEASE NOTE: NOW THAT OUR SUBMITTABLE PAGE IS LIVE, ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT THROUGH THAT SITE. READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS***
Before submitting we ask that you take a moment to review our general aesthetic and desired content information on our about page.
Have you read it?
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. Should we receive a longer work that we love, but that we feel to be just too long for our regular publication (i.e. it would dominate a particular journal issue), we are open to publication as a stand-alone special.
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.
We may consider shorter pieces (under about 1,500 words) for online publication outside of our normal issue.
You can check the status of your submissions through Submittable at any time.