Archives for September 2012

September Read of the Month: “Keowee Valley,” by Katherine Scott Crawford

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason An independent woman; a lush frontier environment; the approach of war; and a romance of opposites are only some of the ingredients in Ms. Crawford’s ambitious first novel. Combining a style that is frequently lyrical, abundant historical research that has been well-absorbed and woven into the fiction with authority, and […]

The Anthology of Appalachian Writers Now Accepting Submissions

The editors of The Anthology of Appalachian Writers have announced that they are now accepting submissions for their forthcoming Gretchen Moran Laskas Volume.  Submission guidelines are available here.  Submit electronic copies of any original, unpublished work of fiction or poetry, for consideration by the editors, to Dr. S. Bailey Shurbutt: sshurbut@shepherd.edu.  

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference

CARY, NC–Boasting scores of independent bookstores, nationally recognized publishers, and the largest population of members in the state, North Carolina’s Research Triangle is the ideal host for the 2012 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, November 2-4 at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC. The annual Fall Conference is North Carolina’s premier literary event and […]

“American Ghost,” by Janis Owens

Review by David Kinzer I don’t know if you’re a writer, and if you are, I don’t know if you’ve ever told someone you’re writing about race. What I do know is that if you tell people this enough, you’ll inevitably get a response along the lines of “Why write about race? No matter what […]

Roger D. Hodge Appointed Editor of The Oxford American

Roger D. Hodge, formerly an editor at Harper’s, has become the second editor of The Oxford American, which has been publishing the best of Southern literature for 20 years now.  We at Southern Literary Review applaud this appointment and look forward to Mr. Hodge’s tenure.

“Sea Change,” by Karen White

Review by Donna Meredith   Though the back of the book hails Karen White as “the ultimate voice of women’s fiction,” Sea Change is more of a paranormal romance than women’s fiction. What’s the difference? While women’s fiction may have romantic elements, other issues of women’s lives take precedence, such as female empowerment or relationships […]