Happy summer!

We’re excited to announce a Flash Fiction Contest beginning August 1. Any flash fiction piece submitted from August 1 – September 30, 2018 will be considered. One winner will receive a $100.00 award, which is in addition to payment received from The Sunlight Press when the piece is published. We are grateful to an anonymous reader who donated funds for the contest. (Please write flash fiction contest in the subject line of submissions.)

We will also continue to accept submissions for our Tech Life themed issue until August 31. Please submit essays, fiction, and poetry which explore the many ways technology affects our lives (with Tech Life in subject line). Of the pieces published, we will pick one winning entry. The award recipient will receive $75.00, which also is in addition to payment received when the piece is published. The Tech issue will come out in October.

June 2018 marks eighteen months since our journal’s inception. During this time, we’ve had support from several people and entities, Authors Publish Magazine, Erika Dreifus (editor/publisher of The Practicing Writer newsletter), the Six Questions For… blog with Jim Harrington, Duotrope, as well as our volunteer readers, Clive Collins, Susan Pohlman, and Elizabeth Spencer. We’re pleased to see our readership grow and are thrilled to feature writers, artists, and photographers on our site.

Earlier this year, Sunlight officially became a nonprofit literary journal. We welcome tax-deductible donations to help us support writers and artists who contribute to our site. Donating is easy; find out how here. No donation is too small and we are grateful for all support. We thank our contributors thus far, most recently the Eric A. Dolinski & Kristen M. Ploetz Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Boston Foundation.

As always, contact us anytime at thesunlightpress@gmail.com. If you have a question about our work, our submission guidelines, or the status of an accepted piece, let us know. (Please note: we are closed to poetry submissions in July, though we will continue to accept poetry submitted for the upcoming Tech issue.) As always, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you haven’t done so already, follow our newsletter to get our posts to your inbox each week.

We enjoy hearing from readers and writers alike.

Beth Burrell and Rudri Bhatt Patel 
Founders and Editors of The Sunlight Press