Black Sun Lit accepts 100 submissions per month.
digital vestiges is an online series of fragments and ephemera. Black Sun (generally) reads submissions for digital vestiges year-round, accepts only previously unpublished work, and allows simultaneous submissions in the good faith that the writer promptly notifies us if their work has been accepted elsewhere. For consideration, please submit—in one file—either 1–5 works of prose (no more than 5,000 words), up to 5 poems (no more than ten pages), or 1 essay (3,500–5,000 words). We are also open to translations, interviews, and/or works of drama, and enjoy debate on any artistic endeavor as it relates to our mission statement.
Vestiges is Black Sun’s irregularly printed journal of prose, poetry, essay, works in translation, and art. Themes, submission guidelines, and open reading periods vary: Subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr for announcements and related information. Submissions for Vestiges are currently closed.
Furthermore, we request all writers wait until they’ve heard back from us before sending more work (we aim to reply within 3–6 months). For past contributors, please wait at least one year (online) or one issue (print) from when your work last appeared before submitting to us again (unless otherwise solicited). If withdrawing only a part of a submission, e.g. a poem, we ask that writers add a note to their submission via Submittable—partial withdrawal notifications delivered by email are likely to get lost in our inbox. Lastly, as of May 20, 2016, we are no longer accepting unsolicited book manuscripts.
Black Sun reserves the right to immediately dismiss—without notification—any work which does not observe its submission guidelines.
Send queries to: editors [at] blacksunlit [dot] com
digital vestiges is open to short prose, poetry, essays, hybrid works, translations, interviews, and/or works of drama.