SUNHOUSE Literary is a monthly journal of poetry and prose. In order to best promote and highlight the work we publish, we try to keep the number of pieces per issue low so we can show as much love as possible to our featured authors. We also aim to publish new issues semi-frequently with monthly/bimonthly releases. With each issue, we conduct interviews with all contributors to get a peek into their writing processes: the personal value attached to their work, the craft devices, the inspiration, and more. So much of learning is inaccessible and we want to provide miniature writing seminars without the barrier of cost. 


Our own lived experiences allow us to understand how difficult it can be to have your work recognized when you’re not writing explicitly about your identity, as well as the pressure to twist your trauma into something palatable for publication. We hope to subvert this narrative. We highly encourage submissions from writers who identify with historically marginalized groups but, more than that, we especially welcome submissions that don’t specifically hinge on your identity. Let us see the you outside the trauma and pain, the healing past grief, the joy in spite of it. Let us see all the ways in which you push outside the narrative. 

Although we cannot pay our contributors at this time, our primary goal is to uplift and show our appreciation for them through things such as ‘tip the author’ functions. In the same vein, we also nominate for most major awards such as the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best New Microfictions, etc.

Additionally, for any authors that would like to submit to us but don’t have new work available at this time, please know that we highly welcome previously published pieces. Just make sure that you have any/all rights you need for your work to be republished in SUNHOUSE.

Lastly, we hope to highlight the new accomplishments (book releases, publications, awards, fellowships, etc.) of past contributors with our blog, The Attic. We also curate selections of our favorite poetry and prose every month from across the internet to expand your (and our) horizons, as well as to show our appreciation for all the other litmags still running. ✺


SUNHOUSE Literary is a monthly journal of poetry and prose. In order to best promote and highlight the work we publish, we try to keep a low number of pieces per issue to show as much love as possible to the pieces we do publish. We also aim to publish new issues semi-frequently with monthly/bimonthly releases. With each issue, we conduct interviews with all contributors to get a peek into their writing processes: the personal value attached to their work, the craft devices, the inspiration, and more. So much of learning is inaccessible and we want to provide miniature writing seminars without the barrier of cost. 


Our own lived experiences allow us to understand how difficult it can be to have your work recognized when you’re not writing explicitly about your identity, as well as the pressure to twist your trauma into something palatable for publication. We hope to subvert this narrative. We highly encourage submissions from writers who identify with historically marginalized groups but, more than that, we especially welcome submissions that don’t specifically hinge on your identity. Let us see the you outside the trauma and pain, the healing past grief, the joy in spite of it. Let us see all the ways in which you push outside the narrative. 

Although we cannot pay our contributors at this time, our primary goal is to uplift and show our appreciation for them through things such as ‘tip the author’ functions. In the same vein, we also nominate for most major awards such as the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best New Microfictions, etc.

Additionally, for any authors that would like to submit to us but don’t have new work available at this time, please know that we highly welcome previously published pieces. Just make sure that you have any/all rights you need for your work to be republished in SUNHOUSE.

Lastly, we hope to highlight the new accomplishments (book releases, publications, awards, fellowships, etc.) of past contributors with our blog, The Attic. We also curate selections of our favorite poetry and prose every month from across the internet to expand your (and our) horizons, as well as to show our appreciation for all the other litmags still running. ✺

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ABIGAIL CHANG ✺ EIC

Abigail Chang is a writer, editor and designer currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her work appears in or is forthcoming from Salamander, Redivider, the Normal School, Puerto del Sol, Los Angeles Review, Diode, Quarterly West, Cortland Review, and elsewhere. Find her at @honeybutterball on Twitter or at her website.

RUOYU WANG ✺

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ruoyu Wang (王若雨) is from Washington state. A poetry editor at Surging Tide Magazine, Lumiere Review, Dawn Review, and a curator for Micro Podcast, their poetry appears in The Shore and COUNTERCLOCK, among others. They love cold drinks, fixating on Spotify playlists, and silly emails. Find them @wangwrites_ on Twitter.

SATURN BROWNE ✺

BLOG DIRECTOR & GENERAL EDITOR

Saturn Browne (she/they) is a Chinese-Vietnamese immigrant and the Connecticut Youth Poet Laureate, East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Artist in Residence, and the author of BLOODPATHS. Her work has been recognized by Gone Lawn, GASHER, Beaver Mag, Pulitzer Center, Foyle Young Poets, and others. She is an incoming undergraduate student at Yale University.

SANAI GIBBS ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Sanai Gibbs (she/he) is a fiction writer from Pasadena, CA. She is an alum of the Iowa Young Writers studio, and her analysis of slave spirituals has been published in the Pasadena Now journal. You might find him in a Japanese grocery store buying all their snacks, or thrifting for her newest androgynous outfit. You can find her on Instagram @suh_nye

KATRINA ITONA ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Katrina Itona is a Filipina American writer pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She has previously participated in the Ellipses Writing Workshop, and her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and Teen Ink. Outside of writing, she is a designer for The Daily Pennsylvanian and 34th Street Magazine. You can find her on Instagram @katrinaitona.

BRIANA VALDEZ ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Briana Valdez is a writer and dance educator based in New Jersey. She received her English BA from New York University and now works as a Teaching Artist Apprentice with the New York City Ballet. Her work has been previously published in Primadonna, and currently serves as a poetry reader for Only Poems. She enjoys reading at the park with her border collie and listening to Adrienne Lenker. You can find her on Instagram at @valdezbriana.

CAITLIN VILLACRUSIS ✺ PROSE EDITOR

Caitlin Villacrusis is a Filipina-American poet based in Florida and a self-confessed pessimist. She is an Adroit Journal Poetry Mentee; a South Florida Youth Poet Ambassador; and a poetry editor at Hominum Journal, Hot Pot Magazine, and The Lunar Journal. Her work has been recognized by Gigantic Sequins twice, Frontier Poetry, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and is published or forthcoming in HAD, The Lumiere Review, Bullshit Lit, South Florida Poetry Journal (SoFloPoJo), The Dawn Review, and more. She can be found obsessing over Victoria Chang on Instagram at @catrose2022 or Twitter at @caitlinvwrites, and her website is caitlinvillacrusis.carrd.co.

KIERON WALQUIST ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Kieron Walquist (he/they) is a queer neurospicy writer + visual artist from mid-Missouri. Author of the chapbook LOVE LOCKS (Quarterly West, 2023), their other work is found/forthcoming in Best New Poets, The Missouri Review, Oxford American, Poet Lore, + elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis + lives in Salt Lake City, UT.  

MAIRA ASAAD ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Maira Asaad is a Pakistani poet, writer, and editor currently based in Boston, MA. She is a Fulbright scholar and an MFA Poetry candidate at Emerson College, Boston. She has previously worked with One Minute Press as an editor, and is currently a poetry reader for Redivider. She has previously been an organizer for the LUMS Young Writer’s Workshop in 2022 and 2023. You can find her on Instagram at @readwithmaira.

GRACE GAYNOR ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Gaynor is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. She earned her BA in English from Hollins University and is currently an MFA student studying poetry at Virginia Tech. Her work has appeared in Salt Hill Journal and she serves as an editor for the minnesota review. She enjoys sweet tea and going to the public library.

GRACE PARK ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Park (they/them) is a jack-of-many trades with a passion for the monstrous and a penchant for melancholy. Their collage of scribblings and scrabblings can and will continue to be found in Queer Earth Food, Maddening the Academy, and openwork journal, as well as painted on sidewalks and nestled in digital nooks. When not practicing art, they can be found eating spicy snacks and putting together multi-media playlists.

CARINA SOLIS ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Carina Solis is an American writer. The author of "Daughtersong" (Bottlecap Press, 2023), she has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, The National Poetry Quarterly, the New York Times, and is a Best of the Net Nominee. Her work appears in Gone Lawn, Barren Magazine, Rust and Moth, and elsewhere. She is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania.

JOHN CROSS ✺

POETRY EDITOR

John Cross is a writer from NC. An alumnus of the Iowa Young Writers Studio for playwriting, he has had dramatic and poetic work recognized by YouthPLAYS, the Educational Theatre Association, and more. Always a theatre kid, John acts, directs, and will spend hours talking about shows and movies, if you let him.

GRACE MARIE LIU ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Marie Liu is a Chinese-American poet from Michigan. A 2024 YoungArts National Winner with Distinction in Poetry and an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Minnesota Review, The Shore, and Peach Mag, among others. She serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Polyphony Lit.

EMILIE MENDOZA ✺

HYBRID EDITOR

Emilie Mendoza is a Panamanian writer. She is an alum of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, with her work recognized by Eunoia Review, Ice Lolly Review, and Synthesis Publications. She can be found on Twitter @emimendomp3.

ELISE TAO ✺

HYBRID EDITOR

Elise Tao (she/her) is a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels and an incoming student at Harvard College. She is the founder of the multimedia teen magazine Synthesis Publications. Her work has been previously published or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Poetry Online, Assembly by The Malala Fund, The Apprentice Writer, The Interlochen Review, and Sole Magazine. She is the recipient of an Anthony Quinn Foundation Literary Arts Scholarship and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, YoungArts, Hollins University, Bennington College, Rider University, and Susquehanna University. She is a 2023 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program mentee and has attended the Iowa Young Writers' Studio and the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. When she is not poem-ing, you can find her collecting vinyl records and catching the Sunday matinee. 

AI LI FENG ✺ INTERVIEWS EDITOR

Ai Li Feng was born in Jiangxi, although she is currently based out of New England. She reads for Split Lip and misses magnolia season.

APRIL YU ✺ SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

April Yu is a fifteen-year-old writer from New Jersey with an affinity for language, running, and human anatomy. Her work is published in or forthcoming from The Lumiere Review, Milk Candy Review, The Aurora Journal, FEED, and more, and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Ethos Literacy, and Ringling College of Art and Design. She is a graduate of the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers.

MIMI YANG ✺ GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR

Mimi Yang is a writer and multimedia artist from Shanghai, currently attending Brown University. A Best of the Net Nominee, their work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and the UK Poetry Society, and appears or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, BOOTH, and Penn Review, among others. They work as a graphic designer for the Ivy Film Festival and the College Hill Independent. More of their work can be found at mimissyou.com.

ABIGAIL CHANG ✺ EIC

Abigail Chang is a writer, editor and designer currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her work appears in or is forthcoming from Salamander, Diode, Quarterly West, Redivider, the Normal School, Puerto del Sol, Los Angeles Review, Cortland Review, and elsewhere. Find her at @honeybutterball on Twitter or at her website.

RUOYU WANG ✺

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ruoyu Wang (王若雨) is from Washington state. A poetry editor at Surging Tide Magazine, Lumiere Review, Dawn Review, and a curator for Micro Podcast, their poetry appears in The Shore and COUNTERCLOCK, among others. They love cold drinks, fixating on Spotify playlists, and silly emails. Find them @wangwrites_ on Twitter.

SATURN BROWNE ✺

BLOG DIRECTOR & GENERAL EDITOR

Saturn Browne (she/they) is a Chinese-Vietnamese immigrant and the Connecticut Youth Poet Laureate, East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Artist in Residence, and the author of BLOODPATHS. Her work has been recognized by Gone Lawn, GASHER, Beaver Mag, Pulitzer Center, Foyle Young Poets, and others. She is an incoming undergraduate student at Yale University.

SANAI GIBBS ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Sanai Gibbs (She/He) is a fiction writer from Pasadena, CA. She is an alum of the Iowa Young Writers studio, and her analysis of slave spirituals has been published in the Pasadena Now journal. You might find him in a Japanese grocery store buying all their snacks, or thrifting for her newest androgynous outfit. You can find her on Instagram @suh_nye

KATRINA ITONA ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Katrina Itona is a Filipina American writer pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She has previously participated in the Ellipses Writing Workshop, and her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and Teen Ink. Outside of writing, she is a designer for The Daily Pennsylvanian and 34th Street Magazine. You can find her on Instagram @katrinaitona.

BRIANA VALDEZ ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Briana Valdez is a writer and dance educator based in New Jersey. She received her English BA from New York University and now works as a Teaching Artist Apprentice with the New York City Ballet. Her work has been previously published in Primadonna, and currently serves as a poetry reader for Only Poems. She enjoys reading at the park with her border collie and listening to Adrienne Lenker. You can find her on Instagram at @valdezbriana.

CAITLIN VILLACRUSIS ✺

PROSE EDITOR

Caitlin Villacrusis is a Filipina-American poet based in Florida and a self-confessed pessimist. She is an Adroit Journal Poetry Mentee; a South Florida Youth Poet Ambassador; and a poetry editor at Hominum Journal, Hot Pot Magazine, and The Lunar Journal. Her work has been recognized by Gigantic Sequins twice, Frontier Poetry, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and is published or forthcoming in HAD, The Lumiere Review, Bullshit Lit, South Florida Poetry Journal (SoFloPoJo), The Dawn Review, and more. She can be found obsessing over Victoria Chang on Instagram at @catrose2022 or Twitter at @caitlinvwrites, and her website is caitlinvillacrusis.carrd.co.

KIERON WALQUIST ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Kieron Walquist (he/they) is a queer neurospicy writer + visual artist from mid-Missouri. Author of the chapbook LOVE LOCKS (Quarterly West, 2023), their other work is found/forthcoming in Best New Poets, The Missouri Review, Oxford American, Poet Lore, + elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis + lives in Salt Lake City, UT.  

MAIRA ASAAD ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Maira Asaad is a Pakistani poet, writer, and editor currently based in Boston, MA. She is a Fulbright scholar and an MFA Poetry candidate at Emerson College, Boston. She has previously worked with One Minute Press as an editor, and is currently a poetry reader for Redivider. She has previously been an organizer for the LUMS Young Writer’s Workshop in 2022 and 2023. You can find her on Instagram at @readwithmaira.

GRACE GAYNOR ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Gaynor is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. She earned her BA in English from Hollins University and is currently an MFA student studying poetry at Virginia Tech. Her work has appeared in Salt Hill Journal and she serves as an editor for the minnesota review. She enjoys sweet tea and going to the public library.

GRACE PARK ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Park (they/them) is a jack-of-many trades with a passion for the monstrous and a penchant for melancholy. Their collage of scribblings and scrabblings can and will continue to be found in Queer Earth Food, Maddening the Academy, and openwork journal, as well as painted on sidewalks and nestled in digital nooks. When not practicing art, they can be found eating spicy snacks and putting together multi-media playlists.

CARINA SOLIS ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Carina Solis is an American writer. The author of "Daughtersong" (Bottlecap Press, 2023), she has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, The National Poetry Quarterly, the New York Times, and is a Best of Net Nominee. Her work appears in Gone Lawn, Barren Magazine, Rust and Moth, and elsewhere. She is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania.

JOHN CROSS ✺

POETRY EDITOR

John Cross is a writer from NC. An alumnus of the Iowa Young Writers Studio for playwriting, he has had dramatic and poetic work recognized by YouthPLAYS, the Educational Theatre Association, and more. Always a theatre kid, John acts, directs, and will spend hours talking about shows and movies, if you let him.

GRACE MARIE LIU ✺

POETRY EDITOR

Grace Marie Liu is a Chinese-American poet from Michigan. A 2024 YoungArts National Winner with Distinction in Poetry and an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Minnesota Review, The Shore, and Peach Mag, among others. She serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Polyphony Lit.

EMILIE MENDOZA ✺

HYBRID EDITOR

Emilie Mendoza is a Panamanian writer. She is an alum of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, with her work recognized by Eunoia Review, Ice Lolly Review, and Synthesis Publications. She can be found on Twitter @emimendomp3.

ELISE TAO ✺

HYBRID EDITOR

Elise Tao (she/her) is a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels and an incoming student at Harvard College. She is the founder of the multimedia teen magazine Synthesis Publications. Her work has been previously published or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Poetry Online, Assembly by The Malala Fund, The Apprentice Writer, The Interlochen Review, and Sole Magazine. She is the recipient of an Anthony Quinn Foundation Literary Arts Scholarship and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, YoungArts, Hollins University, Bennington College, Rider University, and Susquehanna University. She is a 2023 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program mentee and has attended the Iowa Young Writers' Studio and the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. When she is not poem-ing, you can find her collecting vinyl records and catching the Sunday matinee. 

AI LI FENG ✺ INTERVIEWS

EDITOR

Ai Li Feng was born in Jiangxi, although she is currently based out of New England. She reads for Split Lip and misses magnolia season.

APRIL YU ✺ SOCIAL

MEDIA DIRECTOR

April Yu is a fifteen-year-old writer from New Jersey with an affinity for language, running, and human anatomy. Her work is published in or forthcoming from The Lumiere Review, Milk Candy Review, The Aurora Journal, FEED, and more, and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Ethos Literacy, and Ringling College of Art and Design. She is a graduate of the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers.

MIMI YANG ✺ GRAPHIC

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Mimi Yang is a writer and multimedia artist from Shanghai, currently attending Brown University. A Best of the Net Nominee, their work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and the UK Poetry Society, and appears or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, BOOTH, and Penn Review, among others. They work as a graphic designer for the Ivy Film Festival and the College Hill Independent. More of their work can be found at mimissyou.com.