The Sun is nonprofit monthly magazine that features essays, short stories, interviews, poetry and photos representing an array of political, social, and philosophical ideas.

The Sun



The Sun Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions can be made online or via mail. See the guidelines for details.

Editorial Department
The Sun
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Submitting Your Work to The Sun

Before submitting to The Sun

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From the The Sun guidelines:

The Sun is a reader-supported ad-free magazine. We’ve been described in many ways: celebratory, fierce, unflinching, thoughtful, truthful, dark, darkly funny, tender. Contributors tell us that after their work reaches more than 70,000 engaged Sun readers, they often hear from old friends and new admirers.

We publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome.

We encourage submissions from writers of color.

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.

Submission Guidelines Details for The Sun

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Editorial Department

Accepts: Essays, fiction, interview, poetry

Reprints: Yes

Web Address:

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Updated December 21, 2020