First, a timely ANNOUNCEMENT: Solsticelitmag will be on a Grub Street panel with Talking Writing on the topic: DigitalLit: Why Online Journals Deserve More Respect at 3:45 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on Friday, May 2nd. Also, we’ll be a party where editors meet writers on Thursday eve from 5-7 pm. https://grubstreet.org/muse/
Also, we announce the first recipient of the KURT BROWN Memorial FELLOWSHIP of $1,000 for a student to attend Pine Manor’s Solstice MFA Low-Residency, with which Solsticelitmag, an independent nonprofit, has an informal sisterly connection. Congratulations to incoming MFA poetry student: Lisa Sullivan.
IN THIS 2014 SPRING ISSUE:
First, our cover: “Water Issues” photographic fine art journalism by Dominic Chavez. Click photography for more of this vital series on water pollution in third world countries.
Our divergent fiction ranges from a premise piece by John Brown Spiers, to subtle magical realism by David Low, to the realism of Elizabeth Searle’s not so quiet story of a quiet car, and Eric May’s depiction of the rise of a Southern African American family dynasty, and Catherine Bell’s depiction of the decline of a WASP family’s fortune. Also we feature short innovative work, two experimental pieces by Steven Huff, a sexual fantasy by Jenifer DeBellis and a lyrical voice piece by Vincent Craig Wright.
Our culturally relevant nonfiction includes a unique multimedia piece by Thomas Larson, also a brilliant essay investigating African American fatherhood by Trent Masiki; a lyrical piece critiquing the death of JFK by Martin C. Hansen; and finally a provocative essay critiquing psychiatry by Thomas Mallouk.
Also click on our ever-expanding feature: Book Reviews.
And don’t forget our amazing, award-winning Video Performance Poetry, edited by nationally-known Regie Gibson. And again we announce our new international category: Poetry in Translation, edited by Dzvinia Orlowsky.
Thanks to all our fine editors, readers and staff. Please see their bios on our impressive Staff Page. Huge thanks to eBook co-editor Debbie Merion for the publication of our first eBook, Everything She Knows by Mike Miner. We congratulate our co-editor for poetry, Ben Berman, on the nomination of his poetry collection, Strange Borderlands, for a Massachusetts Book Award. And again, we are deeply pleased to welcome our new poetry co-editor, the gifted Jamaal May. His poetry editor’s note is below.
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Warmly, Lee Hope