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An Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the novel coronavirus, The Sun’s offices are temporarily closed, and staff are working from home. There may be significant delays in responding to postal mail, including payments and renewals. We anticipate that subscribers will continue to receive the magazine each month without interruption or delay.

May 16, 2020
Featured Selections

National Short Story Month: Staff Selections

For National Short Story Month, we hope you’ll enjoy these fiction selections from The Sun’s archive. We’ve lifted our paywall during this period of isolation, so please feel free to share them with others.

May 14, 2020
Special Offers

We’ve Lifted Our Paywall

We have removed the paywall on our website, so that subscribers and nonsubscribers alike have access to current issues, as well as our complete archives going back to 1974.

April 1, 2020

Mission Creek Festival update

The Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City will be rescheduled.

March 9, 2020
Featured Selections

Songs from Erin McReynolds’s Essay “Train Songs”

Erin McReynolds’s essay “Train Songs” appears in our February 2020 issue, and we thought readers might appreciate hearing the songs she mentions in the piece.

February 18, 2020

A Certain Type of Magic

A Q&A with Gary Jackson

Jackson’s poem in our February 2020 issue, “After the Reading,” details a fraught exchange after a poetry reading. Over e-mail he discussed listening to (and writing, and editing, and loving) poetry, and his affection for superhero comics -- especially the bad guys.

Derek Askey • February 18, 2020

We aren’t attending AWP 2020

We’ve made the difficult decision not to attend this year’s AWP Conference in San Antonio.

February 13, 2020
Featured Selections

Listen to Aimee Nezhukumatathil Read Brian Doyle’s “Joyas Voladoras”

From our 2019 tribute to Brian Doyle in Portland, Oregon.

January 22, 2020
Recommended Reading

More on Grizzly Times

We asked Louisa Willcox and David Mattson to share a few additional resources about grizzly bears and to suggest ways readers might be able to help.

January 17, 2020

Sign Up for 2020 Event Announcements

We’re taking a hiatus from our “Into the Fire” retreats this year, but we hope to see you at some other events we’re planning.

January 14, 2020
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