Archives for July 2011

Persons Unknown, by Jake Adam York

Click to Buy Persons Unknown By Jake Adam York Reviewed by Danielle Sellers        With an epigraph from William Faulkner’s Light in August, Persons Unknown explores the concept of hardship and internal struggle. That two personalities can inhabit one body is a trope Jake Adam York weaves throughout the collection.      Readers familiar with […]

Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan

Click to Buy  Remember Ben Clayton By Stephen Harrigan Reviewed by Patricia O’Sullivan        After learning that his only child, Ben, has died on a World War I battlefield in France, Lamar Clayton’s grief drives him to come face to face with the haunting memories of his childhood. Lamar commissions a statue of Ben, […]

Mississippi Cotton by Paul H. Yarbrough

    Mississippi Cotton by Paul Yarbrough Reviewed By Donna Meredith      It might seem odd to characterize a novel that begins with a dead body found in a river as quiet, yet Mississippi Cotton, by Paul Yarbrough, flows at a gentle pace through the summer of 1951. The tenderness of the family scenes, soft […]

Meet Lynne Bryant, Author of Catfish Alley

       At SLR, we like to cover both new releases and old. Every now and then, a good one slips through the cracks. This summer, we’ve spent a little time working our way through the Slush Pile..and look what we found! A can’t-miss read by debut novelist, Lynne Bryant.      Recently, SLR contributor Rhett DeVane had the […]

Catfish Alley, by Lynne Bryant

Click to Buy   Catfish Alley  by Lynne Bryant Reviewed by Rhett DeVane      Far too often, novels set in the South settle for clichéd one-dimensional characters: vapid belles, ignorant or radical African-Americans, belligerent white males incapable of change. This is not the case with Lynne Bryant’s Catfish Alley. From the first page, the author […]

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference  FAULKNER’S GEOGRAPHIES SOUTHERN LITERARY GEOGRAPHIES July 17–21, 2011 Oxford, MS      The 2011 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will examine the topic “Faulkner’s Geographies/Southern Literary Geographies” through five days of lectures and discussion by literary scholars and critics. In addition to formal lectures, there will be several shorter panel […]

Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills and Penumbra Contests

       The Tallahassee Writers Association is accepting submissions for its 2011 Seven Hills contest: up to 2,500 word short stories, creative nonfiction, or children’s picture books; and 500 word flash fiction. Fee: $17 nonmembers, $12 TWA members with paid dues. $100 first place winners; $75 second; and $50 third; honorable mention, plus publication in […]

Fab Fiction Awards: Applications Due July 15

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Short Story Contest Deadline: July 15, 2011 Entry Fee: $25     A prize of $1,000, publication in Potomac Review, and an invitation to speak at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will be given annually for a short story. Richard Peabody will judge. Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. are eligible. […]