The Sun magazine publishes powerful first-person essays, interviews, and fiction. Writing in The Sun tends to be thoughtful, emotional, and memorable. I had tried to publish with them a couple of times, but no luck--until now. They have a section on the theme Accomplishments in the August 2017 issue (their 500th issue), and I wrote a short piece about learning an important lesson about being rejected as a writer. It appears on page 38.
I recently attended the Wyoming Writers conference in Gillette. My essay Real Sense Surreal about seeing the fata morgana mirage in Greenland, won first place in their nonfiction division. I read excerpts from the essay at the conference and met with many excellent writers and editors throughout the weekend. The essay hasn't been published yet, so I can't provide a link now, but I will post a link if it is published.
Traveler's Tales selected my story White Water Death about a drowning in Yosemite National Park as the Editor's Choice story. You can read it at White Water Death.
The essay won a Silver Award in their annual Best Travel Writing contest. In addition, my essay Boston Heat about running the 2004 Boston Marathon won a Gold Award, and my essay Whitetail Peak won a Bronze Award.
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Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of five books and over 700 articles.