Sunflower Literary Magazine

Sunflower is the literary magazine of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, showcasing the work of many of our more than 1,100 talented members. 

Currently Accepting Submissions for 2020 Edition!

sunflower 2020, MSAC’s literary magazine, is waiting for your input! It will be an online issue this year and will publish prose, poetry, photography and artwork. sunflower celebrates the members of MSAC, whose experience, talents and wisdom enrich our community. We invite your creative submissions on any topic. 

With the extraordinary nature of past months, we would like some of the writing and art to document issues such as resilience, new rituals that have become part of life and help sustain us, kindnesses and generosities that have been experienced, coping with losses, happiness, balancing needs for connection with desire to stay safe, the crazy contradictions in the world we are living in now, how I learned to love my mask, bravery in the grocery store, or any aspect of the pandemic you would like to explore. We are navigating unprecedented history. Please send in your plain and ordinary or unexpected and surprising insights and experiences.

 We aspire to an issue that encompasses a broad range of creativity and invite non-pandemic related topics as well.

 Thank you! Submission Guidelines: MSAC members may submit up to two pieces of writing, or two photos, or one of each.
Prose: 750 words, or less, fiction or nonfiction     
Poetry: 24 lines, or less 
Word Document, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single-spaced 
Photography/Art:  jpg, for best quality use natural or full spectrum light for your photo. 

Send submissions electronically with subject line “Sunflower Submission” to Maggie Thompson 
Deadline: Friday, Nov. 20th, with anticipated publication in December 2020. 

Maggie Thompson, Editor
Editorial Staff: Jane E. Bryant, Mary Carlson, Maureen Cooper, Barbara Dall, and Leslie Parr