Welcome to our new website with a more interactive design—frequently updated blog posts, lit events, announcements, and much more! Deep thanks to our Web Developer, Andrai Whitted!

Also, our Tenth Anniversary will kick off with our Spring 2018 Issue, online and in print, including new guest editors, such as Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry. And a tribute to Dzvinia Orlowsky for poetry in translation.

Vitally, Solstice is taking an urgent stand for diversity in lit, with a new call for pieces promoting social justice.  See Blog Editor’s note for details!

Now to our fabulous new Fall/Winter 2017 Issue.  Check individual editors’ notes for the scoop on terrific established and emerging authors of various nationalities, races, classes, religions, ethnicities, and genders! And view the art of acclaimed photographer Christopher James!

Because of our commitment, please make an end of year donation to diversity in lit!  Our nonprofit survives on your generosity.  Please donate and keep us live! 

Onwards,
Lee Hope, Editor-in-chief.

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We at Solstice have a passionate focus—to foster diversity in literature and photography while upholding the strictest standards of craft. As part of our mission, we are beginning a series of postings on our blog dedicated to social justice issues, making clear that we stand for equal rights and justice for all people, regardless of class, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, or nationality. If you have a relevant piece, submit to our blog. Join our community. Take a stand.

Amy Grier, Managing Editor

New from the SolLit Blog:


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The Immigrant Experience Then and Now — and Hope for the Future

By Diane O'Neill

Note from Intern Anita Ballesteros:  This week in our guest blog post, Diane O’Neill writes about her personal experience as a descendant of Irish immigrants, and her views on the social and political climate surrounding immigrants in America today.  America is built on many nations, and her piece speaks to the current perceptions and the… Read more »


Finding Unexpected Hope for Diversity in 2018 Olympic Skating

By Jane Shiau

Note from Intern Anita Ballesteros:  In Jane Shiau’s guest blog post this week, she shares her personal humorous and uplifting account of finding a sense of belonging in America through Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.  This short piece resonates with the challenge of feeling welcome in today’s multicultural environment. A WRITER FINDS HOPE IN OLYMPIC… Read more »


Deadly Love: The Cost of Silence on Domestic Violence

By Anita Ballesteros

Last week, a young woman, 20 years old, a classmate of my son’s from kindergarten through graduation, was murdered. In the sleepy bedroom community that we live in, such news is always shocking. There is a bubble of safety, or the illusion of it, that surrounds us here. She was killed — no, not killed, violently slaughtered – by her boyfriend, in a wealthy, predominantly white suburb close to Boston.