|A few things before we get started: Sundog Lit seeks to publish active, vibrant, earth-scorching literature. We mean it. We love characters acting, reacting, fighting (in whatever way that happens), living. Navel-gazing is not our thing.We want literary fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid stuff (we love hybrid stuff). Check out the first issue. See what we like. We know everyone says read the mag for an idea of what they want, but that’s how you’ll know that your work might be a fit. We read year-round. So. Send us your stuff. We want it. We are so ravenous. We’re trying our best to get back to you somewhat swiftly. We can’t pay you, but we will promote you as far and wide as our calloused fingers can handle. We know our social media.Sundog Lit acquires first-time publishing rights. It’s all yours after that. Please reference your publication with us if your work gets reprinted elsewhere. We are now taking submissions through Submittable. Go there. Submit away.
One submission at a time, please. If your work is declined, please wait a couple months before submitting again. We will move on your work as quickly as possible. We promise.WE DO NOT consider previously-published material.WE DO ACCEPT simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work gets picked up by folks quicker on the draw than us.Finally – and this is important – we want your stuff to resonate, to punch the reader in the stomach or to make them cry uncontrollably. We love language, so give us surprising, uproarious, vibrant words. Give us character and plot-driven. Give us life.
Direct non-submissions-related queries, praise, offers of lots of money/puppies to SundogLit AT gmail DOT com.
GAMES Theme Issue – Guest Edited/Curated by Brian Oliu!
Submissions for Sundog Lit’s first THEME ISSUE are now OPEN!
This issue’s theme is GAMES.
We’re looking for all that great lit – fiction, creative nonfiction (personal narrative, hybrid, lyric, segmented essays, heavily-researched essays), poetry – that deals with games, with playing, with sport.
We’re leaving that interpretation up to you, the writer. Video game lit. Baseball lit. Games of the heart lit. Bareknuckle lit. Game of Thrones lit (maybe). Be earth-scorching (as always), be edgy, be fiery, be interpretive.
Submissions open March 1 and will run until June 1st.
Brian Oliu will be guest editing & curating the issue, along with SDL Founding/Managing Editor Justin Lawrence Daugherty. Melt our brains, our faces.
We’re looking for your work of 2,000 words or less. Up to 3 pieces of flash fiction/nonfiction (up to 1,000 words) or 3 poems in one submission. Or, one piece up to 2,000 words.
Simultaneous subs are fine (you know the drill), though we hope you’re writing something based on the theme and not just cramming an existing piece in there, hoping it fits.
Also, we’ll be looking for theme artwork/photography, too!
General Art & Photography
Author + Artist
Photogene is an ongoing contest that provides writers with an original piece of artwork or photography to use as a writing prompt. For each round, we will select one work of art/photography to post to our site and burn into the retinas of writers everywhere, who will then write and submit poetry, fiction, and nonfiction inspired by this piece.
Photogene Contest: Art & Photography
Photogene Contest: Written Submissions--Closed until next round. Check back in a few days!