Thomas O’Grady

Thomas O’Grady is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  His short fiction has been published in Harvard Review, The Abegweit Review, Dalhousie Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Alembic, The Antigonish Review and other journals.  He is also the author of two books of poems—What Really Matters (2000) and Delivering the News (2019)—both published […]

C. D. Albin

C. D. Albin is author of the award-winning story collection Hard Toward Home (Press 53) and the poetry collection Axe, Fire, Mule (Golden Antelope Press). He has contributed nonfiction to a number of publications, including American Book Review, Georgia Review, and Harvard Review. For many years he has taught writing and literature at Missouri State […]

Southern Festival of Books Announces Virtual and In-Person Dates

Tennessee’s Largest Literary Event Returns for its 33rd Year with Virtual and In-Person Programming NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce that the 33rd annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will take place in-person, Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10 at downtown’s War Memorial Plaza. Organizers of the event, the state’s […]

Lee Zacharias

Lee Zacharias was born in Chicago and grew up in Hammond, Indiana. She has written 3 previous novels, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays. Many of her essays have been cited by The Best American Essays, and “Buzzards” was reprinted in the 2008 edition. She has held fellowships from the National […]

Abigail DeWitt

Abigail DeWitt is the author of three novels: Lili (WW Norton), Dogs (Lorimer Press), and News of Our Loved Ones (HarperCollins). Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative, Five Points, Witness, Alaska Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has been cited in The Best American Short Stories and has received grants and fellowships from the North […]

Rob McDonald

Rob McDonald is a photographer who has been living a double life as an English professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty at the Virginia Military Institute for a number of years.  His writing and photographs have appeared in Southern Cultures, South Atlantic Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and Shenandoah, among other literary journals. In 2019, […]

“Glass,” A Short Story from Gale Massey’s “Rising and Other Stories”

Dad was a thin man with a high forehead and a bent nose. He wore a black patch over his left eye and worked as a carpenter at a shop across the railroad tracks. Mama took me there a few times when Dad had forgotten to take his lunch box. The place smelled sweet and […]

Becca Spence Dobias

Becca Spence Dobias lives in Southern California where she writes frantically as her children sleep. Her short stories have been published in two Writing Bloc anthologies, Inlandia: A Literary Journey and A Short Guide to Finding Your First Home in the United States. Her first novel, On Home, is in production with Inkshares, and she […]