Monthly Archive: December 2015


Year-end news: Boyle, Meno, Levine, Somlo, Cleary, Newman


Hey there. Hope your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus was wonderful. The end of the year always brings out the “best of” lists. Solace in So Many Words contributors made a few of these T. C. Boyle’s novel The Harder They Come was named the best novel (700 pages or shorter) by Newsweek.  It was also named one of …

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Misty’s “Gift of the Wild”

The Very Domesticated Misty © Ellen Wade Beals, 2012

Gift of the wild On Christmas, a coyote came to our fence and ever since my dog has been visited by dreams of running with the pack, almost able to catch up but never quite there, lagging, and so her back legs push off as she sleeps in her bed, her eyes squint as if …

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Glimpse of solace: Five apples

Green © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

These beauties were in a holiday gift basket.  Hope your Monday is as good as an apple.  


Submit locally . . .


If your holiday activities don’t overrun your schedule, consider these local calls for submissions. C. J. Laity of is doing another anthology: JOMP 19: Poetry of Protest. Here are the details. Deadline is 2/28/16. Measure, Cleave, Silver — these are the three elements needed in your submissions to be considered for the Spring issue …

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