Red Truck Review Interviews SLR Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall

The inaugural issue of Red Truck Review: A Journal of American Southern Literature and Culture ran this week and featured this interview and these poems by managing editor Allen Mendenhall.  The interview begins with questions about Southern Literary Review and discusses Allen’s recently published book, Literature and Liberty.  Red Truck Review is edited by SLR contributor Amy Susan […]

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference

GREENSBORO, NC—The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the end of the […]

Notable Scholarship in Southern Studies

Jon Smith

Southern Literary Review would like to acknowledge and recommend a few works of scholarship that, we think, will interest our readers.  Each book is about Southern themes or literature, broadly defined.   Jon Smith.  Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies.  Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2013. From […]

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Announces Parapalooza

A new movement is afoot.  Now that sentence should be read aloud.  And Parapalooza is just the place to do it.  When was the last time you read something so good you wanted to read it aloud to the person sitting next to you just to share it? The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) wants […]

The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency

NORTH CAROLINA—The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency will be July 11–14 on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The Squire Summer Writing Residency is the Network’s smallest and most intensive conference. Admission is limited to the first fifty registrants who sign up for one of three three-day workshops: Poetry with Kathryn Stripling Byer, […]

The Yokshop

Interested in writing fiction? Memoir? Whether you are a novice or expert, come hone your writing skills at THE YOKSHOP (June 7th-9th), a weekend long writers’ conference in Oxford, Mississippi. Have your work read and discussed by published and critically acclaimed authors in one of America’s great writing towns. This year’s faculty features fiction writers […]

May Read of the Month: “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” by Daniel Wallace

Southern Literary Review is happy to announce that Daniel Wallace’s novel The Kings and Queens of Roam will be our May Read of the Month.  We believe this book is extraordinary, so we have asked two reviewers to write about it. The first review will appear this week, and the second next week.  We hope you enjoy.

Seven Hills and Penumbra Writing Contests Accepting Submissions

The Seven Hills Literary and Penumbra Poetry and Haiku contests are now accepting online manuscript submissions. Aug. 30 is the upload deadline. The contests, sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association, are in their 19th and 27th years, respectively, and are open to all. Short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and children’s picture books (text only) […]