The Sunshine Review

Welcome to The Sunshine Review, a literary magazine for poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. 


Issue One of the Sunshine Review: The Love Issue. 

This issue features work by Helen Bajorek-MacDonald, Joel Ferguson, Geoffrey Aitken, Monica McHenney, Meg Fox, and Janina Karpinska.

Price: Free

Issue Two of the Sunshine Review: The William Blake Issue. 

This issue features work by Katie Goldblatt, Sean Wojtczak, Melissa Ferrer, Noon Herd, Michel Steven Krug, Sabiha Musa, Rebecca Kenney, and Gwendolyn Davidson.

Price: Free

How to Submit

Submissions are open!

For the remainder of 2021, The Sunshine Review will be open to general submissions. There’s no theme that you need to adhere to, but we do want your best work. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

We are interested in seeing work from international and Canadian writers, including marginalized and underrepresented groups. 

There is no fee to submit. 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Poetry: send up to three poems no longer than 60 lines each.
  • Flash fiction: send up to three flash fiction pieces of 600 words or fewer.
  • Short stories: one short story of up to 3,000 words. 


  • Please don’t send me anything hateful towards others. 
  • No poems or stories with excess violence, gore, or erotica, please. 
  • No experimental poetry. 
  • Anything that doesn’t follow these guidelines. 
  • We don’t accept reprints. All work must be original and unpublished.

Authors may submit once per submission period. Please send everything to with the following email subject line [CATEGORY – PROSE or POETRY] SUBMISSION + TITLE. Also, include a short author bio (150 words), your pronouns, and any social media and website links. 

All documents must be sent in a .doc or .docx format. Do not copy and paste your submission into the body of the email. Writers, please expect a response from us within two weeks after the submission deadline.

The Sunshine Review accepts simultaneous submissions. If you are published elsewhere, please let us know, and we’ll withdraw your work. We do not take reprints.

If you’d like to be featured in Issue 3 or Issue 4, please submit your poetry, flash fiction, and short stories before Midnight (PDT) on September 1, 2021, and before Midnight (PDT) on December 1, 2021, respectively. Issue 3 will be released on September 23, 2021, and Issue 4 on December 22, 2021.

Can’t make the deadline? Don’t sweat it! Anything that comes in after the deadline will be considered for Issue 4. 

All rights revert back to the author upon publication. However, we do take first serial rights.  

At this time, we are unable to pay writers for their work.