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The Sunlight Press

Literary Magazine

Fiction

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The Sunlight Press is a nonprofit digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artist reflections on their craft.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2 to 3 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    90 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.21%*
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Payssee Genres section for details

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FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 40

Short stories (under 2,000 words).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 40

Flash fiction (under 1,000 words)

Nonfiction

Payment: $ 40

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 750

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 40

Personal Essays

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Payment: from $30

(all in one attached document, please)

Review

Max words: 750

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 40

Review of books (fiction & nonfiction), short story collections, and essay collections; (preference for newly published books); also will consider occasional film reviews (current films).

Interview

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 40

Interviews/Reflections by artists on their process of the art of choice (accompanying photos welcome).

Photography

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 15 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Please include a 3-4 sentence bio and any social media handles (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), as well as a current email address and contact information.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Unusual formatting in poetry cannot always be replicated on our site.

  • Author's rights

    The content of The Sunlight Press is exclusively online. The Sunlight Press claims first publishing rights, which revert to the author upon publication; however, please acknowledge The Sunlight Press if your work appears later online or in print. Many thanks.

  • Additional info

    Please submit written material in only one category at a time (in other words, do not submit written work in multiple categories at the same time. The only exception to this: You may submit a written piece and photography simultaneously). We occasionally accept previously published work (in print, on a personal blog, or another digital publication) but offer no payment. Payment $40 for essays (including book reviews and Artist on Craft pieces) $40 for fiction (short stories and flash fiction) $30 for the first poem accepted, and $10 for each additional accepted in the same submission $15 for photos

Tracker statistics

80

Total submissions tracked

90 days

Average response time

3.21%

Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

150 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 309 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

2.63%

12-month average acceptance rate

91 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    Poetry

    Open

About

The Sunlight Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, book and film reviews, photography, and reflections by artists on their craft. We want to hear the ways people turn toward light a...

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Founded

2017

Country

US

www.thesunlightpress.com

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    Editor BETH BURRELL avatar

    BETH BURRELL

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor RUDRI BHATT PATEL avatar

    RUDRI BHATT PATEL

    Founder & Editor

    Editor CLIVE COLLINS avatar

    CLIVE COLLINS

    Poetry Editor