Solstice Literary Magazine is a compilation of stories, ideas, and experiences of community members from all over. The magazine is a space that allows for people to write freely and purposefully, nurturing meaningful interaction and conversation among topics of diversity and social justice.

We value diverse voices and perspectives that examine the full spectrum of human experiences, amplify marginalized perspectives, and explore what it means to have a more compassionate and equitable society as we move into our future. Please visit our “Features” page for guidelines.

Recent Awards

Solstice Literary Magazine is proud to have published Baron Wormser’s essay Hannah Arendt in New York,” which is included  in The Best American Essays 2018! This essay exemplifies our ten-year commitment to promoting diversity in its many forms in literature and photography.

We can’t do it alone!

If you enjoy our magazine’s print and online issues and believe in our mission of promoting diverse voices, please consider donating so we can continue to publish such relevant and distinctive work here at Solstice.

Thank you for your support!

– From all the staff at Solstice

New from the Solstice Features blog:


The Color of Fear

By Anne McGrath and Casey Taylor

The Color of Fear, tackles some of the emotions many in our community felt in recent weeks. The author, Anne McGrath collaborated with artist Casey Taylor on this raw piece of flash fiction which arcs from despair to hope.

Kyle Harabedian

Dining in

By Kyle Harabedian

The first post in a new Graphic Lit blog series, this wonderful new blog by Minnesota based comic artist Kyle Harabedian. Dining In is an intimate look at quarantine life which is masterfully conveyed through Kyle’s unique art style.

Morgan Dykeman

Gerrymandering and the Youth Vote

By Morgan Dykeman

2012 was the first year I was eligible to cast a vote for President. I was 20 years old, a student at a small liberal arts college that was proud to boast about 1,000 students total in a rural swath of Western North Carolina, just south of Asheville. We were as far left as they… Read more »