We read every submission carefully. You should read the journal carefully. You know this. If it’s not a right fit for us, why would you want to send it?

We at Sundog Lit are serious about being inclusive and representative of our community. That means we encourage and want to see more submissions by women, people of color, and queer writers.

One submission at a time, please. Wait until you hear from us to send more work. We’re serious.

When we say Sundog Lit is earth-scorching literature, we hope that lights something in your brain. Send us earth-scorching fiction, essays, and poems. We always want great cover art/photography, too.

We happily accept simultaneous submissions. Just let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We DO NOT consider previously published material.

Flash Fiction
Lightning-striking stories up to 1,000 words. These things ought to bleed and sweat in a short space. Submit up to 3 flash pieces in a single document.

Send short stories up to 4,000 words.

We are cool with traditional personal essay, memoir, etc. We LOVE us some experimental, research-driven stuff. Segmented. Lyric. Essays written in a bowl of alphabet soup. Surprise us. Play with form and content. If you hybridize some poetry and nonfiction, send it our way.If you’d like, submit up to 3 flash essays (less than 1,000 words each) in a single document.

We want vivid, vibrant poetry. We like prose poems or straight poetry with prose elements. We like traditional poetry. \Submit up to 3 poems in a single document.

General Art & Photography
We’re looking for beautiful, fascinating, devastating cover-art for our upcoming issues. Send your photos, illustrations, pencil drawings, wood carvings, etc.. Submit up to 3 pieces at a time.


Photogene Contest

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. Find more information and past winners here. 

Photogene Contest: Art & Photography (Currently Closed)
Please send up to 10 previously unpublished .jpg or PDF documents at a time. You may submit others as soon as we respond. Please be sure to include up to a 60-word bio and a link to your website. 

Photogene Contest: Written Submissions  (Currently Closed)
Write no more than 500 words of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction that have been inspired by the current piece of art/photography. Find the current prompt, 
here. We will select and post one winner for each round. Submit only one piece per round.