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Q&A about Readers Write

With Sun Associate Editor Derek Askey

Learn from The Sun’s Associate Editor Derek Askey how Readers Write topics are chosen and what he looks for in Readers Write submissions. He also looks ahead to our fiftieth anniversary next year and how we plan to celebrate it in Readers Write.

June 15, 2022

Two Writers, One Name

Sun readers who pay close attention to our contributors’ page may have noticed a recent coincidence: our October 2021 issue featured an essay by Michelle Herman, and the following month a poem by Michele Herman. The first name wasn’t a typo.

May 10, 2022
Featured Selections

Mother’s Day 2022

For Mother’s Day we are sharing letters from our readers about the joys and hardships of mothers and motherhood. We hope they capture some of the ways maternal relationships — or the lack thereof — can challenge or fulfill us.

May 8, 2022

An Update Regarding Customer Service

As we move to a new customer service platform, some web-based tools will be unavailable. If you’d like to be notified when these features are once again active, please follow the link in the article.

February 14, 2022

Friends of The Sun

Thank You for Making Our Work Possible

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
Special Offers

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
Featured Selections

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

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

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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