The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference

Enjoy Mountains of Literary Riches at NCWN’s Fall Conference ASHEVILLE—The North Carolina Writers’ Network calls this “The Writingest State”—all of it, Manteo to Murphy, Calabash to Crumpler. We find and welcome writers from all parts of North Carolina, with no city or region holding a monopoly on literary talent or output. But we have to […]

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books is set to return to downtown Nashville on October 11-13. The lineup this year will feature notable names like Ann Patchett, acclaimed author and owner of Nashville’s own Parnassus Books, Ottessa Moshfegh, Samantha Power, Casey Cep, Karen Abbott, Saeed Jones, Karen Thompson Walker, and Paul Theroux. As the […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Writers on Writing”

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall.  The publisher, Red Dirt Press, describes the book as follows:  As a lawyer, Allen Mendenhall asks questions. As a writer, he’s interested in the craft. Combine these two and you get this, a collection of writers discussing writing. Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen […]

Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The $5,000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize is awarded annually for best debut novel set in the American South (author may live anywhere). Books published between January 1, 2017 and May 15, 2018 may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible. $35 entry […]

Donna Meredith Joins “Southern Literary Review” as Associate Editor

The editors are proud to announce that longtime contributor Donna Meredith will join Southern Literary Review as an associate editor. Meredith’s award-winning novels include The Glass Madonna, The Color of Lies, Wet Work, and Fraccidental Death. She also wrote Magic in the Mountains: Kelsey Murphy, Robert Bomkamp, and the West Virginia Cameo Glass Revolution. Her work has appeared in Tallahassee magazine, Goldenseal, the Seven Hills Review and various newspapers. A graduate of Fairmont […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Of Bees and Boys,” A Collection of Essays

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published his second book this year.  Of Bees and Boys, a collection of essays, was released May 10th.  From the publisher, Red Dirt Press: In this collection of essays, literary lawyer Allen Mendenhall examines ideas about place, literature, reading, family, and custom from the vanishing perspective of a traditional Southerner. […]

Coming Soon: A Good Man Is Hard to Be

On May 1, 2017, the official Indiegogo campaign launched for A Good Man Is Hard to Be, a short film that takes inspiration from Flannery O’Connor’s classic short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” The story fascinated director Michael Yu when he first read it in an English class in high school. O’Connor’s […]

SLR Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes New Book on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

SLR Managing editor Allen Mendenhall, who serves as associate dean and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, offers fresh, fascinating insight and compelling evidence for how Emerson transformed Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s approach to law in his new book, Oliver […]