Growing Solidago

  Solidago was at the Lexington Farmers Market’s “Homegrown Authors” table on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Representing Brier Books (thank you Jay and Savannah), we had the opportunity to meet fans and make new ones. Between journal sales we gave away our groovy bookmarks, ate delicious homegrown foods, and solved all the world’s problems. We […]

Come See Us!

We’ve gone Brick and Mortar! Lexington, Kentucky’s Brier Books now carries Solidago Literary Journal. They’re at 319 S. Ashland Avenue; open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday noon-5pm. If you’re in Lexington, go, now! If you’re not, when you visit Lexington, put Brier Books on your destination list. Be sure to give owners Jay McCoy and Savannah Sipple a big […]

2018: Our Second Birthday Year

It’s hard to believe that Solidago will be two years old this year. We’ve marveled at the extraordinary art and writing that have crossed our desks. From Kenya to Kentucky, artists and writers have entrusted their work to us, and you, faithful readers, are the ultimate winners. We remain humbled by their trust, and yours. Our […]

Happy New Year

We survived our first issue, and with 2016 now behind us, we’re raring to go again. The Christmas decorations are put away (almost), the egg nog expired, the fruit cake has replaced broken sidewalk brick. We’re ready for some artistic fun that doesn’t involve cookie decoration. We had many excellent submissions for the inaugural issue, so […]

meet the team

  Our first submissions window has closed, and now the Solidago team is hard at work putting together our first issue. We were thrilled with the quality of submissions that graced our desks. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone that allowed us to read/view your work. We know how scary it can be to send your creative children […]

Social Media Intern Wanted!

Just as it says on the tin, we’re looking for an intern to manage our social media presence. Contact us at if you’d like more details. This is an unpaid position, requiring a time commitment of five hours a week.  

Now Inviting Book Reviews

Solidago now invites book reviews of recently published fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  Reviews should be no longer than 600 words and cover only one title.  Choose Non-Fiction on our Submissions Manager and clearly mark your work as “Review” in the title. If you are the author or publisher of a book and are interested in […]

On Bees

When I first saw Solidago’s elegant web site, I was delighted that Kopana had chosen a bee to represent the journal, even if the name Solidago would be more reasonably heralded by a sheaf of goldenrod.  But the bee is perfect, perfecter.  I’ll tell you why. So, I can’t think about bees without thinking about Paradise Lost, […]

inaugural submission window now open

We invite submissions of prose (fiction and nonfiction), poetry, photography, and art, either in response to our proposed Fall 2016 cover art (shown below) or the word NARROW. From Kopana–one of our founding editors and the photographer credited with this image: “this photo feels much older than the modern era in which it was captured. […]