The Sun


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(919) 942-5282
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Sun is an ad-free monthly magazine of essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, and photography. We strive to make it authentically intimate and socially conscious, to connect the personal to the political, and to illuminate enduring truths about the human condition. Our editorial focus is on work that is intimate and unflinching — the type of thing you might tell to a good friend; work that doesn’t shy away from grappling with the social and political issues that influence our lives.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@thesunmagazine)
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Ed. & Founder, Sy Safransky; contact for org. is David Mahaffey
Contact Title
Digital-Media Director
Contact Email
Submissions Policy
The Sun welcomes submissions of essays, short stories, poems, and black-and-white photography to consider for publication in print and online in our monthly magazine. We publish first-time authors and award-winners alike, and we are particularly interested in submissions from marginalized voices. We request one-time rights to publish accepted submissions. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
weeks
Year Founded
1974
Average Print Run
77441
Total Circulation
66878
Number Of Issues Per Year
1
Total Number Of Issues Published
560 (as of August 2022)
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
Format
perfect
Publish Print Anthology?
yes

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