Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices has been championing the work of diverse writers for almost 15 years. Our work has been recognized in the Best of the Net 2023 anthology, The Best American Essays 2018 and was cited in 2020, 2016, and 2015. We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, and graphic lit. We experiment. We publish fine work from established writers, emerging writers, and particularly we support writers on the margins. Our standards are high. All work is vetted: read by preliminary readers and then referred to our editors, so that readers can expect 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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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Lorena Hernandez Leonard
Contact Title
Editor in Chief
Submissions Policy
We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction via Submittable.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
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Year Founded
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Total Circulation
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Total Number Of Issues Published
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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