Sunspots are areas of lower temperatures that appear on the sun's surface. Because of the sun's brilliance, sunspots are not visible to the naked eye. Compare that to the blinding static many publishers use when marketing celebrity rehab stories. The unique and creative get lost.
Hearing Every Voice: Sunspot literary journal was founded to cut through the blinding flashes. The editions present writing that is meaningful. Writing created by individuals who might not have a large social media following, but who still have something important to say.
Writing a New World: Sunspot believes in the power of the written word. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art can speak truth to power with the power inherent in all human beings. The mission is to amplify every voice.
Sunspot produces four digital-only quarterly editions per year. These editions are free to subscribers of Sunspot's newsletter. The digital editions will include art.
For the first year (2019), Sunspot will product one print volume. This edition will blend content from the digital editions with fresh material. The number of print editions will increase in 2020.
At times, Sunspot will produce special editions. These might be digital only, print only, or both. Most special digital editions will be free to subscribers of Sunspot's newsletter.
Contests: A number of contests are in the works. The first two were announced in January of 2019. Contest winners will be published in special editions, digital, and/or print editions depending on the theme and contest.
Sunspot Literary Journal is produced by Sun Dogs Creations out of Hillsborough, NC, USA.
Submission links with guidelines can be sent through Submittable.