Essay in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2018;
(cited in BAE 2015, 2016); PUSHCART poetry finalist

Our Mission

Solstice publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and graphic lit.

We experiment.  We publish fine work, of course, from published established writers to emerging writers, whether formal or informal, traditional or experimental.  We also  publish underserved writers, or writers on the margins.  We publish writers of diverse nationalities, races and religions, and also writers from diverse cultures within our culture.

Our standards are high. All work will be vetted;  that is, read by preliminary readers, then referred to our editors, so that readers can look for some fine juried pieces.

The Solstice Institute, sponsor of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, is an independent, freestanding 501©(3) nonprofit. We sponsor literary contests in order to showcase unique voices. We also do outreach to community writing groups on the fringes in order to publish new, unheard voices. For these projects and others, we much appreciate your donations.  

In short, we want to present colliding, diverse, sometimes controversial, points of view. We want to stir dialogue among our readers.

We believe probing into diversity can promote unity.   We want to shake things up.  Cause some ferment.  After all, Solstice is renewal.

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