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    The Sun Magazine

    I'm considering submitting some of my material to "The Sun," a magazine out of North Carolina. Their submission guidelines are vague at best. I'm not sure if they accept a bundle of different pieces or just one at a time.

    Does anyone here have experience with this publication?

    Here are the guidelines:

    https://thesunmagazine.org/about/sub...elines/writing
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    Are you submitting poems or a story/essay? I think multiple poems might be okay, but I'd stick to a single piece if it's longer.

    I submitted an essay to them last year and got a form rejection back in the mail. Can't remember the exact response time, but definitely within a few months.

    Good luck! It's a great publication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadja1972 View Post
    Are you submitting poems or a story/essay? I think multiple poems might be okay, but I'd stick to a single piece if it's longer.

    I submitted an essay to them last year and got a form rejection back in the mail. Can't remember the exact response time, but definitely within a few months.

    Good luck! It's a great publication.
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    If they don't say they accept multiple submissions--and they don't--you need to send only one piece at a time and wait for them to respond before you send the next.

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    When you are talking about Sun Magazine, do you mean this one?

    A friend referred me to them. I've read one of their sample issues, and it looks pretty legit, but the pay rate almost seems too good to be true. I just want to see if any other AWers have heard of it.
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    I've heard of them and submitted to them (and been nicely rejected by them), so I'd say they're legit. Yes, their pay rates are high, but maybe they're independently financed by wealthy patrons? Also, my impression is they have a broader readership than most literary magazines, which also might be why they have more money to throw at authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedrellum View Post
    Also, my impression is they have a broader readership than most literary magazines, which also might be why they have more money to throw at authors.
    I think I've seen them at my local food co-op along with other "alt lifestyle" publications, so yes, a broader readership than most lit mags.

    I knew someone who had fiction published there. My general impression is that they want short and they want lit fic with a strong humanist bent, so finely wrought prose is less important than it is for the academic journals. I wouldn't submit genre fiction or anything too experimental.
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