by Beth Burrell and Rudri Bhatt Patel 

It’s been nearly three months since we launched The Sunlight Press. During that time, we’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing essays, poetry, flash fiction, short stories, book reviews, and photographs. The work is gratifying and we thank writers for sharing their words.

As a reminder, we have a fiction writing contest now underway and a nonfiction contest beginning in June. Find more award details on our website. Currently, we are accepting original fiction pieces (no longer than 2,000 words) through June 15. Please note that the piece must be submitted or published at Sunlight during the three-month period from March 15 – June 15 to be considered eligible for the award. The nonfiction prize period is June 15 – September 15.

On Monday this week, we featured an interview with writer and editor Manjula Martin whose book, Scratch: Writers, Money, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, was published in January. We’re thrilled to announce we will give away two copies of Scratch and two copies of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance to first-time subscribers who sign up on our email list between March 30 – April 8. (Subscribe link is on our homepage). Winners will be selected via random drawing on April 9 and will be announced April 17 when we feature a book review of Hillbilly Elegy. 

Coming soon in our journal is a Q&A interview by writer Annie Scholl with author Beth Kephart, who explores the question: Do writers need to write daily? Why or why not? Stay tuned for this upcoming post. We will also continue to debut compelling fiction, poetry, and essays by new and established writers. 

We look forward to the months ahead at Sunlight We thank readers who keep coming back and sharing our journal with others. We’re glad you found us.