For The Sunlight Press, October brought two editors together in one place for the first time. When we launched this past January, we decided the details of The Sunlight Press via email or during long conversations on the phone. Although we knew each other through our writing for years, we hadn’t met. We can officially say that our virtual relationship is now a real life friendship. We’ve discussed pieces, planned our editorial calendar, and are already looking ahead to themes for 2018. We also had time for some fun – hiking together, attending a writer’s event, and getting to know each other over dinner.

We are pleased to announce that we are laying the groundwork to establish The Sunlight Press as a nonprofit in the future. As part of this goal, we’ve created a Support Our Journal page and are actively accepting donations via PayPal and through credit card payment. We’ve set a fundraising goal of $5,000 and would love to raise that money by the end of December 2018 to continue paying our writers and to support the artistic and literary community.

Our submissions continue to grow each month and we are actively seeking volunteers to help us with social media, visual artists to review photography and art, and readers to offer their opinions on submissions. If you are looking for a place where you can learn about a literary journal, refine your editing skills, and read exceptional writing, this would be a great fit for you. Please send us an email with your resume and why you think you are qualified for a role with our journal.

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We enjoy hearing from readers and writers alike, and are excited to soon begin our second year. Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or are new to the site, we are glad you are here connecting with us.