As we move toward spring, we’re excited to announce our first Essay Contest for 2019. We will accept submissions starting on Monday, March 18 and continuing through Wednesday, May 1. The winning entry will receive $100 plus our regular payment for accepted pieces. Please consult our submission guidelines prior to submitting and write Essay Contest 2019 in the subject line. We look forward to reading your work.

We are pleased as well to announce our first nominees for the 2019 Best Small Fictions Anthology (Sonder Press) which recognizes outstanding micro fiction, flash fiction, haibun stories (combining haiku and prose), and prose poetry.

Congratulations to our nominees:

Cocktail Times by Mileva Anastasiadou

They Dance and Beckon by Sudha Balagopal

Rooms by Stephanie Hartley

Growing Pains by Claire Polders

A Bouquet of Stars by Cathy Ulrich

This month marks a year since Sunlight became a nonprofit literary journal. Your tax-deductible contribution is a commitment to literary and visual arts, allowing us to pay artists for their work, ad-free. Donating is easy; find out how here.  Many thanks for your support – we couldn’t do it without you.

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