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Why do I choose to donate to The Sun? For the same reason I donate to the symphony, and the botanical gardens, and the art museum. Because the world would be diminished if you were no longer part of it.

— Brett Lewis

February 1, 2022
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Magazine Give and Take: Update

The response has been overwhelming, with readers from all over the country sending in their magazines — sometimes an envelope with a handful of copies from the last year, and other times boxes holding collections that span decades. If your organization, classroom, community center, or writing group would benefit from receiving a reader’s collection of back issues, let us know.

September 16, 2021
Featured Selections

More Chris Bursk poems

The poems that appear in our tribute to Chris Bursk are just a small sample of the fifty-plus poems that have been published The Sun. We hope you will enjoy a few more.

September 9, 2021
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Our Summer Recommended Reading List

We hope you’ll enjoy these featured selections from the past twelve months, chosen by our readers and staff.

August 11, 2021
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Short Film about Sy and The Sun

Portland, Oregon–based video-production company Voxity profiled Sun founder and editor Sy Safransky, who has persisted in the world of independent publishing for nearly fifty years?

August 2, 2021
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Friends of The Sun

We want to hear from you. If you chose to support The Sun with a donation this spring — or not — we’d like to learn why. 

July 20, 2021
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Give and Take Old Issues?

We want to help our readers get their used magazines into the hands of those who can use them.

July 12, 2021
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Award-Winning Writers

Congratulations to Kristopher Jansma, Mark Gozonsky, and the other authors whose work has been recognized.

July 5, 2021
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Discounted subscriptions for students

We’re excited to announce The Sun is available through the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP]’s Lit Mag Adoption Program.

June 17, 2021
Recommended Reading

Getting The Sun to people in prison

Exchange for Change, a nonprofit organization that offers writing courses in prisons and facilitates letter exchanges between incarcerated students and writers on the outside, will release an anthology of writing and artwork by incarcerated individuals, their family members, and others.

June 7, 2021
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