As 2016 brings cold winds, hot cocoa, and seemingly insurmountable banks of snow in front of the bus stops of Montreal, it also brings new literary events, interviews, and publishing opportunities from Soliloquies Anthology. Far from hibernating this winter, the masthead has been hard at work to top the success of last year’s literary endeavors, beginning with Soliloquies Anthology’s current call for submissions. Until 11:59 pm on February 5th, submit your original poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction for publication in Issue 20.2. Our editors look forward to reading your work.
October saw the launch of Soliloquies Reads, a retrospective reading series celebrating the recent creative work of our past contributors. The inaugural event was a striking success, with the basement of the local café-bar Kafein packed with readers and writers. The series returned in November to an equally enthused audience. The third instalment will return on January 28th, when Ali Pinkney, Shanna Roberts Salée, Emily Carson-Apstein, Julia Scandella, and Candice Maddy Fridman will take the stage to read their poetry and prose, and to offer insight into publishing and professional writing.
Last semester also saw the beginning of Soliloquies Writes, our online literary engagement venue. Designed to allow our readers and writers—local and abroad—to remain involved with the journal, Soliloquies Writes provides event reviews and interviews with past contributors, such as Guillaume Morissette, Sasha Tate-Howarth, and Tess Liem. Several great interviews are in the works for the next few months, so keep an eye on our website to ensure that you don’t miss them.
Finally, our bi-monthly Flash Fiction contest has been a continued success and a pleasure to read. Our most recent winner, Julia Scandella’s “For the Walk Home” maps scars and life lines and the awkward moments we can never quite figure out how to navigate on our own, while Andrew Catone’s moving response to the prompt clog, “The Drain,” was included in Soliloquies Anthology 20.1. For a chance to feature your work on our website, submit to our latest prompt, Sound, by January 26th.