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.

Read the issue

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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A Writer-Photographer’s Poignant Essay about Smelter Town

By William Crawford

Managing Editor’s Note:  In this piece by William Crawford, his photo of a cemetery in a town devastated by contamination from mining triggers a touching essay about the birth and death of a town and the melancholy words of Tom Rush, a popular folk singer-songwriter from the 1970’s.  The underlying poisoning of the town is a story… Read more »



Misogyny and the Acceptance of Violence Against Women

By Patricia Carrillo

Note from Intern Anita Ballesteros: Patricia Carrillo Collard, in this week’s powerful blog post, snaps the reader to attention.  Patricia challenges us all to look deeper within ourselves with her reflections on societal acceptance of violence against women and marginalization of women as a result of conscious — and subconscious — misogyny. MISOGYNIST — WHO,… Read more »