Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories. Our guidelines are below. 


When you submit your piece, we require that you fill in our form and include a short bio. Your name, telephone number and email address should be typed at the top of the first page of your piece.  Also, in order to file your submission, we must ask you to copy and paste your bio onto the first page of your piece.   We cannot process your piece without the bio copied at the top of the first page.


We do not accept multiple submissions, so please send us only one piece at a time. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know right away if your piece has been accepted elsewhere by sending an email with the title of your piece to submissions@solsticelitmag.org.


We only accept unpublished work, unless solicited. One we have published your work, you are free to send it elsewhere. We hold first-and one-time rights only, although we reserve the right to post your work in our Archives. We might request selected pieces for future anthologies. You reserve the right to decline our offer.

While we do not pay for individual pieces, we do promote selected work on our social media pages and elsewhere, and we also sponsor an annual contest which offers cash prizes.


We’ve kept our submission guidelines to a minimum because we want to encourage you to submit your best work. We are looking for established and also new voices. Out of the collision of diverse voices can come dialogue, and maybe a hint of unity, and maybe even peace, a solstice of the mind.

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Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories, including fiction. Our fiction guidelines are below.


Up to 25 sequentially numbered pages, double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12-point type. We seek voices of excellence and inclusion. Fiction for us includes the literary short story, stand-alone novel excerpts, flash fiction collections of 3-5 pieces, and genre short stories—mystery or sci-fi only.

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Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories, including poetry. Our poetry guidelines are below.

Four poems maximum, single-spaced, with 12-point type.  Please submit all poems in one document, not separately.

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Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories, including Poetry in Translation. Our Poetry in Translation guidelines are below.

New translations of poems from around the globe are welcome. All rights to translate original work must be acquired, unless work is in the public domain. Translators should be prepared to provide copyright proof. Four poems maximum, single-spaced, with 12-point type.  Please submit all poems as one document.


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Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories, including nonfiction. Our nonfiction guidelines are below.


Up to 22 pages, double-spaced, one inch margins, 12-point type, sequentially numbered pages. We seek unique voices. (Nonfiction includes the memoir and the essay.)  We like nonfiction that probes into a cultural issue.

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Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories, including Graphic Lit. Our Graphic Lit guidelines are below.

Solstice is proud to now accept comic submissions for our new Graphic Lit category. As with all of our magazine’s contributors, we are looking for fresh voices and diverse perspectives. In Graphic Lit we are open to pushing boundaries so send us your personal stories, creative fiction comics, comic poetry, comic essays, and more. We will consider most formats as long as they contain multiple panels (no single image pieces) and can be displayed within our website framework. Original artwork, multiple panels (no single image pieces), 1-6 pages preferred, maximum 8-10 pages, in JPG/PDF format.
 We only accept unpublished work, unless solicited. One we have published your work, you are free to send it elsewhere. We hold first-and one-time rights only, although we reserve the right to post your work in our Archives. We might request selected pieces for future anthologies. You reserve the right to decline our offer. 

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