This month's issue

Announcements

07.01.2015

The Sun now accepts Readers Write submissions online. Click here for a list of upcoming topic deadlines. You can also mail submissions to Readers Write, The Sun, 107 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

02.24.2015

The Sun is searching for a Business Manager to oversee accounting, payroll, and benefits. We also have an opening for an Associate Editor.
Click here for details.

02.20.2015

The Sun will host a lively weekend of writing and conversation in October.
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The Sun Interview

As We Lay Dying Stephen Jenkinson On How We Deny Our Mortality

by Erik Hoffner

“Death doesn’t burden your life. It animates your life. Death gives you the chance to live, because it says, ‘Here’s the bad news: It’s not going to last. And here’s the good news: it’s not going to last.’ ”

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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Substantial Dark

by Lynne Knight

A parent’s long decline

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A Proper Funeral

by Kim Addonizio

“Here’s a surprise: it turns out you can’t just walk into the assisted-living facility where your mother spent her final years, wrap her dead body in a sheet, and take her out into the woods to bury her.”

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When No One Is Watching

by Eva Saulitis

In the kingdom of the sick

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Creature Comforts

by Gillian Kendall

“Four years ago I sold my home and left a stimulating, lucrative job in Melbourne, Australia, to move to a touristy island in Florida and take care of my nonagenarian parents.”

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Fiction

You Really Have To Stop The Killing

by Johannes Lichtman

“My students turn in their drawings of animals with extraordinary life spans.”

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Poetry

Improvement

by Danusha Laméris
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Readers Write

Breasts

by Our Readers

A dancer’s scars, a couple’s prank, a mother’s secret

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In This Issue

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Sunbeams

“Life, the permission to know death.”

Djuna Barnes

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Letter to the Editor

If you’re thinking about writing us a letter, give in to the temptation.

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