Introducing Sheep Machine by Vi Khi Nao, forthcoming June 27, 2018

Preorders for Vi Khi Nao’s Sheep Machine are now available. A limited edition of 30 signed and numbered copies, with alternate cover design, will be for sale from Black Sun Lit at the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Tampa, FL from March 7–10, 2018, at table T1921... Read More

Introducing Situ by Steven Seidenberg, forthcoming March 13, 2018

Preorders for Steven Seidenberg’s Situ are now available. Black Sun Lit will also have advance copies for sale at the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Tampa, FL, March 7–10, at table T1921... Read More

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

Introducing Gnome by Robert Lunday, forthcoming February 14, 2017

Preorder Robert Lunday’s Gnome from now until February 1 and receive a free copy of Vestiges with your purchase... 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

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