Creativity is power
Sunspot speaks truth to power by drawing on the creative power of every human being. The publication seeks out diverse fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and art from around the world.
In the 2020 print edition, readers find poetry styled after Pablo Neruda, historical stories, and lyric essays. Various contributors tackle America's shooting epidemic, explore survival in Sierra Leone, return to historic Venice, and consider how world events might impact the future.
Created with hope and fury, these contributions to Sunspot highlight the changes transforming today's world.
The editor, Laine Cunningham, is a novelist and a three-time recipient of The Hackney Award. The Family Made of Dust, set in the Australian Outback, considers how indigenous lives thrive despite oppression. Reparation is a contemporary novel of the American Great Plains. Her short prose has been published by Reed, Birmingham Arts Journal, Fiction Southeast, Wraparound South, and a forthcoming edition of Military Experience & the Arts. She is the senior editor and publisher of Sunspot Literary Journal, a multinational publication seeking to change the world.