Black Sun Lit (generally) reads submissions for digital vestiges/blacksunlit.com year-round, accepts only previously unpublished work, and allows simultaneous submissions in the good faith that the writer promptly notifies us if their work has been accepted elsewhere.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—up to 5 poems, 1–2 works of prose (up to 5,000 words), 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, 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.
We request all writers wait until they’ve heard back from us before sending more work (we aim to reply within 3–5 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, including chapbooks, novellas, full-length novels, collections of short stories, books of poetry, etc.
digital vestiges/Black Sun Lit Online ISSN: 2471-7320
Send queries to: editors [at] blacksunlit [dot] com
Please use this form to submit interviews, original works of drama, or artwork.