Black Sun Lit (generally) reads submissions year-round, considers only previously unpublished work, and allows simultaneous submissions in the good faith that the writer promptly notifies us if his or her work has been accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also welcome, though we ask that these be limited to two prose pieces (up to 5,000 words each, submitted separately), five poems (in one file, clearly indicating the beginning of each poem), or two essays (up to 5,000 words each, submitted separately). 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.
We request all writers wait until they’ve heard back from us before sending more work (we aim to reply within three 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, which include chapbooks, novellas, full-length novels, collections of short stories, books of verse, etc.
Send queries to: editors [at] blacksunlit [dot] com
Submissions will remain open until October 15. To be considered for the issue, submit either one piece of unpublished prose (not exceeding 5,000 words), up to five pieces of poetry (in one document, indicating the start of each piece), or one essay (not exceeding 5,000 words).
Thank you for allowing us to review your work. We look forward to reading.