Solstice Literary Magazine

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  • A Magazine of Diverse Voices
  • About this Magazine:

    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.

  • Editor(s): Lee Hope, Richard Hoffman, Robbie Gamble
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online, Print
  • Genres: Comics, Fiction, Interviews, Nonfiction, Photography, Poetry, Reviews, Translations
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: 2-4 months
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • Founded: 2008
  • Issues Per Year: 3 online, 1 print

Publisher's description: Since its inception in 2008, Solstice has championed writers from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities. Our dedication to diversity forms the core of our literary and social mission. We sponsor literary contests to showcase unique voices and conduct outreach to community writing groups on the fringes to publish new, unheard artists.

Solstice is a tri-quarterly magazine. We publish experimental or traditional pieces of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, graphic lit, and photography, as well as reviews and interviews. We also run an annual literary contest for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic lit. Our contributors have been published in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, and have been finalists for the Pushcart Prize.

Solstice received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant (via the Needham Council for Arts and Culture) in 2017 and a CLMP/Amazon Literary Partnership grant in 2019. The magazine is sponsored by The Solstice Institute, an independent, freestanding 501©(3) nonprofit.

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