Betsy Reeder

Betsy Reeder is the author of the New River trilogy of historical fiction: Madam’s Creek, Broomstraw Ridge, and Salt in Boiling Water. She is also the writer/compiler of Broadus Unbound: The Oversized Will, Intellect, and Influence of a Small Baptist, a biographical collection of letters that illuminates the life of John A. Broadus, renowned preacher […]

2023 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize

2023 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize Ends on February 1, 2023 Open to all poets writing in English. Please submit 18-24 pages of original poetry. Individual poems may have been previously published. Please submit your manuscript without your name on it. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify. Judges are the Anhinga editors. Winner receives: $200 and 25 […]

2022 Book of the Year: “Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans” by Janisse Ray

The editors of Southern Literary Review select one book each year to receive special recognition. It recognizes books published between October of the previous year to October of the current year.  The Book of the Year should Be written by a Southern author or have a Southern setting. Have lasting value as part of the […]

2021 Book of the Year: “The Committee” by Sterling Watson

The editors of Southern Literary Review will select one book each year to receive special recognition. The award recognizes books published between October of the previous year to October of the current year.  Criteria The Book of the Year should: Be written by a Southern author or have a Southern setting. Have lasting value as […]

Young Adult writers conference Apr 29, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

In partnership with YATL, Broadleaf Writers is pleased to present YATL CON 2023. A one-day conference featuring authors and literary agents representing Young Adult fiction and nonfiction, YATL CON 2023 offers you everything you need to know to succeed as a writer of Young Adult.

John Davis, Jr.

John Davis Jr. is the author of The Places That Hold (Eastover Press, 2021) and four other collections of poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Common, Nashville Review, Tampa Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Salvation South, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA and teaches English and Creative Writing in the […]