August 6, 2019

  • Library of Congress

  • Award artwork

  • Call for submissions

  • Alpena Book Festival

  • Need for a subject specialist


The MI Sunrise Journal is going to the Library of Congress.  All periodicals need an International Standard Serial Number if they a...

January 11, 2019

The logo has arrived!   Submissions for both the spring and fall editions will be considered for the award.  Next step?  Finding a regional artist to design the award with us.  

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!

I would just like to take a moment to fill folks in on some of the most recent developments pertaining to the MI Sunrise Journal. 

Now accepting submissions

The spring 2019 edition of the journal is now in development and submissions are being taken.  The...

December 23, 2018

Spring is right around the corner and so is the 2nd edition of the MI Sunrise Journal.  Art-wise, the spring 2019 edition will be dedicated to birds.  We wanted to shine a light on a scantly mentioned diving bird found in the region, the Common Merganser, so put a call...

November 3, 2018

Vernon Is on His Way: Small Stories

by Philip C. Stead, Roaring Brook Press, 2018.

Given that Philip Stead is married to Erin Stead, a Caldecott Medal winning illustrator, the first thing a person does when picking up this book is to look for the illustrator.  Often it w...

July 6, 2018

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2018.

The name Warlight appears only a couple of times in the book but could not be more appropriate as a theme and thus a title.  It is a reference to the lighting system used in London and England during the Bli...

June 24, 2018

I am not a graphic designer and that can be a profound hindrance on achievement.  There are issues of software, exactly how well do they work which pretty much comes down to flexibility and versatility.  Such topics are closely related to cost the more options the much...

June 16, 2018

There are some things that are simply dreadful.  

There are events that are universally painful for almost everyone who has ever dwelled on earth.  To be sure at the top of said list would be the loss of a family member or dear friend.  Such occurrences are irrever...

June 8, 2018

One might ask as to the motivation behind a literary journal.  I suspect that there could be numerous answers to that pondering all of which would be true.

But a few weeks back Madonna, Bay City born, was on a talk show and she said she was grateful for the DIA because...

June 7, 2018

Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels

R.G Grant

Black Dog & Leventhal Press


Fresh out from the Black Dog & Leventhal Press is a new book by R. G. Grant, Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World’s Coastal Sentinels.  Grant is an...

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