March Read of the Month Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Click to Buy Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin has been met with a steady stream of critical praise since hitting shelves in October, 2010. No stranger to the world of literary acclaim, Franklin has been acknowledged as an Edgar Award recipient and was selected as the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the […]

Country Roads Magazine Short Story Contest

Country Roads magazine’s tenth annual Regional Writings issue will be published in June 2011, featuring the winners of their annual Short Story Contest and Readers’ Choice Award. Writers of Louisiana and Mississippi are now invited to submit works of fiction or haiku for a chance at publication. Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15. A panel […]

The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops

The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops  November 11-14, 2010 • Oxford, Mississippi It’s not too late to participate in a gathering of the top creative nonfiction writers and instructors in America. For more information, visit: http://www.cnfoxford.com

Tennessee Williams Tribute

The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus, Ms., from September 6 to 12, 2010, celebrates the playwright with scholarly panels, plays, tours and receptions. This is one of many events scheduled each year across the Southern Literary Trail. The Southern Literary Trail is a collaboration of eighteen southern towns from Natchez to […]

Don’t Miss Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops

The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops  November 11-14, 2010 • Oxford, Mississippi   Lee Gutkind • Robert Goolrick • Dinty W. Moore • Beth Ann Fennelly • Kristen Iversen Mike Rosenwald • David Magee • Jeff Kleinman • Gillian MacKenzie • Tom French Stella Connell • John T. Edge • Neil White • Margaret […]

July Read of the Month – The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for more than a year and has been dubbed the can’t-miss read of the summer for folks not just in the south, not even just in the States, but for readers young and old across the world. For that reason, we’ve […]

Sean Ennis

Sean Ennis is a Philadelphia, PA native now living in Water Valley, MS where he is an instructor for the University of Mississippi and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop.  His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Greensboro Review, The Mississippi Review, and the Best New American Voices anthology.

The Most Southern Weekend on Earth!

July 9-10, 2010 In celebration of its Best of the South issue, Oxford American cordially invites you to a two-day shindig of Southern music and spirits in the heart of the Mississippi Delta on July 9-10, 2010. The Most Southern Weekend on Earth will include true Southern music, the best Southern cuisine, special talks with […]