The Sun Magazine - call for submissions
We publish nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues.
Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.
We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length.
We discourage simultaneous submissions.
To save your time and ours, we suggest you take a look at The Sun before sending your work.
What We Pay
Nonfiction $300 to $2,500Read a sample essay.
Fiction $300 to $1,500Read a sample story.
Poetry $100 to $250Read a sample poem.
"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. Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher of The Sun