The Sun Magazine Readers Write

Readers Write

Readers Write asks readers to address subjects on which they’re the only authorities.

Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write.

Writing style isn’t as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity. There is no word limit, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the section before you submit.

Feel free to submit your writing under “Name Withheld” if it allows you to be more honest.

Upcoming Topics

Pain
Due December 1, 2022

Are you buying the giant bottles of aspirin? Nursing a heartbreak? Or maybe you kind of like it when something stings? Let us know how pain has shaped who you are.

Coffee
Due January 1, 2023

Are you a one-cup person? A four-cup person? Don’t touch the stuff? Do you dream about sipping a caffè macchiato on a tree-lined terrace in Venice, but mostly end up sucking down gas-station brew on your way to work? Tell us what’s brewing.

Idols
Due Febuary 1, 2023

Who did you look up to but don't anymore? Who took their place? What teacher, pop star, family member, or religious leader has been a guiding light in the darkness? Or was it all smoke and mirrors? Tell us your true story.

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