The Sun magazine pays for personal writing

Posted on August 22, 2013

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Sun mag logoThe Sun is as a nonprofit magazine with more than 70,000 subscribers. For more then 30 years, the ad-free monthly magazine has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun publishes the work of emerging and established artists who are striving to be thoughtful and authentic. Writing from magazine has won the Pushcart Prize, been published in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, and been broadcast on National Public Radio.

The Sun publishes essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. They favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces.

According to The Sun staff:  “We’re open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.”

Length:  No minimum word length; rarely publishes anything over 7,000 words

Payment:  Essays and interviews – $300 to $2,000; Fiction – $300 to $1,500; Poetry – $100 to $500
All contributors also receive a one-year subscription.

Reprints: Y es, but only pays half the usual fee

Rights:  One-time rights; all other rights revert to the author upon publication

Submissions:  By mail only, please include SASE
Editorial Department
The Sun
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

For more information read The Sun Magazine Submission Guidelines

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