As we move toward the end of our second year, we are busy reading submissions for our Flash Fiction contest and planning our editorial calendar for 2019. Stay tuned for an announcement of our Flash winner later this month. We’ve read over 500 submissions this year and are grateful to writers and readers for welcoming The Sunlight Press with zeal and interest.

The Sunlight Press received over 75 entries for Our Tech Life themed edition published in October. We featured writers who explored the impact of technology in marriage, while driving, the difference between the virtual world and reality, and how lost we can feel in a world with endless ways to connect. The winner of our contest is Shannon Lise’s poem, “We Don’t Need These Great Big Clocks,” a piece blending new and old technologies in an imaginative way. Shannon will receive $75.00 in prize money donated by an anonymous reader.

We are excited today to announce our first nominees for the 2019 Pushcart Prize, which has recognized outstanding writers from small journals and publishing houses worldwide since 1976. Congratulations to our nominees:


They Dance and Beckon by Sudha Balagopal


The Sparrow’s Song by Andrea Lani


A Plague of Light by Charles Brice

Long Triangle Sonnet by Kevin Casey

Not Now, But Forever by Olga Dugan

Branch Point Fridays by Terri Kirby Erickson

We’d like to recognize our volunteer staff for reading numerous submissions this year, for contests and regular publication. Many thanks to our poetry editor Clive Collins, book reviewer Elizabeth Spencer, and reader Susan Pohlman, for generously offering their time and insights.

Please note: Submissions of all types to The Sunlight Press will close on December 1, 2018 and reopen on January 2, 2019. This will allow us to catch up on work submitted this fall.

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We are humbled by all the support we’ve received and we thank you for reading The Sunlight Press.