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.

August Read of the Month: The Oxford American’s Best of the South 2012 Issue

The Read of the Month for August is the latest issue of The Oxford American.  The issue, subtitled Best of the South 2012, features fiction by Wendell Berry, Tyrone Jaeger, and Addie Citchens; introduces new OA columnist Jesmyn Ward; and offers eclectic essays and commentary on such topics as food, Hilton Head, religion, music, kinship, […]

2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Louisiana’s world-class celebration of readers, writers and their books will return to Baton Rouge from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It all takes place at the State Library of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and in tents on neighboring streets. Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

Remembering Harry Crews

    On March 28, 2012, the South lost one of its most remarkable, most creative, greatest, crudest, weirdest writers: Harry Crews. He would have celebrated his 77th birthday on June 7. Crews was born and raised in a rural, economically underdeveloped part of Bacon County, Georgia. He was perhaps best known for writing about […]

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Registration for this year’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference is now open. To see the program, click here:  www.fgcu.edu/siwc/register.html. Take advantage of the early bird special. Note the new small group manuscript workshop option. If you’re presenting, please be sure to list Sanibel as one of your upcoming appearances on your website. You can also tell […]

The Southern Sin Essay Contest

THE SOUTHERN SIN ESSAY CONTEST Deadline: July 31, 2012 Creative Nonfiction (CNF) and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness–whether you’re skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor’s Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet […]

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Seven Hills Literary Contest Upload Deadline: Aug. 31, 2012 Contest Categories Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre. Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to)  memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature writing. The emphasis in creative nonfiction is on factually true yet […]

Announcement from David C. Cook, Publisher of Julie Cantrell’s “Into the Free”

From February 13-19, pick up a FREE COPY of Into the Free by Julie Cantrell for your Kindle, Nook, or other reading device.  This offer is available for ONE WEEK only through most e-book distributors including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Julie Cantrell is the former editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review.