The Sun

Publisher: The Sun Publishing Company, Inc.

Established: 1974

Frequency: monthly

Accepts Email Submissions: No

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Twitter: @thesunmagazine

Description: The Sun is an independent magazine that uses stories, essays, photographs and more to "evoke the splendor and heartache of being human." The Sun says its content explores "the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them." It is published in Chapel Hill, NC.

Editor(s): Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher

Needs: Nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Nonfiction includes personal writing as well as provocative pieces on political and cultural issues.

Length: Usually less than 7,000 words. No minimum length requirement.

Rights: The Sun buys one-time rights.

Payment: Nonfiction: $300 to $2000
Fiction: $300 to $2,000
Poetry: $100 to $250

Tips: Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher of The Sun, says, "I'm looking for a writer who doesn't know where her sentence is leading her; a writer who starts with her obsessions and whose heart is bursting with love; a writer sly enough to give the slip to her secret police, the ones with the power to condemn in the blink of an eye. It's all right that she doesn’t know what she's thinking until she writes it, as if the words already exist somewhere and draw her to them. She may not know how she got there, but she knows when she's arrived."

How to Submit: You can submit online through Submittable or mail in your submissions. Simultaneous submissions are discouraged.

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Address: The Sun 107 North Roberson St. Chapel Hill NC 27516

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2018-03-25