Open Call for Submissions: Vestiges_03: Mimesis

Black Sun Lit is now accepting submissions for the third volume of Vestiges: Mimesis. For Aristotle, art was the faithful imitation of nature, in which beauty could be realized. For Wilde, life was an imitation of art, which operated like a veil and no longer a mirror. Though diametrically opposed in appearance, both claims have... Read More

Black Sun Lit Spring 2017 Showcase at Unnameable Books

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7 PM: Black Sun Lit presents Ali Power, Johannah Rodgers, Chelsea Hogue & Jonathan Larson... Read More

Gnome Preorder Pack Now Available

Preorder Robert Lunday’s GNOME from now until February 1 and receive a free copy of VESTIGES with your purchase... Read More

Camilo Roldán, Lital Khaikin & Jonathan Larson at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3 PM: Black Sun Lit and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop present Camilo Roldán, Lital Khaikin & Jonathan Larson... Read More

Vestiges_02: Ennui Launch at Unnameable Books

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7 PM: Please join Black Sun as we celebrate the launch of Vestiges_02: Ennui with an evening of readings from Donald Breckenridge, Ian Dreiblatt, Laurie Stone, Matthew Jakubowski, Haley Hemenway Sledge & Erin Fleming... Read More

Vestiges_02: Ennui Cover & Contributors Preview

Vestiges_02: Ennui will feature work from Pierre Senges, Friederike Mayröcker, Ennio Flaiano, Evan Lavender-Smith, Donald Breckenridge, Ian Dreiblatt, Meghan Lamb, Berit Ellingsen, Patty Yumi Cottrell, K. Thomas Kahn, Iris Moulton, Eugene Lim, Adam McOmber +more... Read More

Open Call for Submissions: Vestiges_02: Ennui

Black Sun Lit is now accepting submissions for the second volume of Vestiges: Ennui. Boredom was the tree of life that protected Adam against the ravages of old age; the ambrosia that cleansed the delightful body of Era. When Des Esseintes abandons the pleasures of bourgeois Paris, he does so in pursuit of a richer... Read More

Vestiges_00: Ex-Stasis Cover & Contributors Preview

Vestiges_00: Ex-Stasis will feature work from Andrei Platonov, Róbert Gál, Louise Black, James Brubaker, Ryan Chang, Tristan Foster, Evelyn Hampton, Sam Kriss, Robert Lunday, Nicola Masciandaro, Rebecca Norton, Alina Popa, Forrest Roth, George Szirtes, Chaulky White +more... Read More

Next Week

Next week on blacksunlit.com: Art. Money. Beauty. Shit. Representation. The Communal. Sam Kriss speculates on the state of contemporary art and how it might be revitalized... Read More

Come April

Come April, we will begin releasing carefully selected prose, verse, and essay on blacksunlit.com, commencing with an excerpt from Evelyn Hampton’s M, a novel in progress. This series is intended to collect bits of much larger voices. It will showcase a wide spectrum of narrative and conceptual approaches: It will become a space that contains... Read More

Open Call for Submissions: Vestiges_00: Ex-Stasis

Black Sun Lit is now accepting submissions for our first issue of Vestiges, Ex-Stasis. As literature feels an increasing need to justify itself, its relationship with beauty becomes ever more tenuous. The preoccupation with literature’s usefulness has severed its connection with the gratuitous and the unproductive, with terror and reckless eros—in short, with the realm... Read More