Erica Plouffe Lazure

Erica Plouffe Lazure is the author of PROOF OF ME AND OTHER STORIES (March 24, 2022; New American Press), which is the winner of the New American Fiction Prize. She is also the author of two flash fiction chapbooks, Sugar Mountain (Ad Hoc Press, 2020) and Heard Around Town (Arcadia, 2015), and a fiction chapbook, […]

SLR Interviews Ariadne Blayde, Author of “Ash Tuesday”

Steven Croft

Steven Croft studied creative writing at the University of Georgia with Georgia author Warren Leamon.  He is the author of New World Poems (Alien Buddha Press, 2020).  His work has appeared in Willawaw Journal, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, North of Oxford, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and other places and has […]

Blake Sanz 

Blake Sanz is the author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling (October 15, 2021; University of Iowa Press), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. He has published fiction in Ecotone, Puerto del Sol, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and elsewhere. A native of Louisiana, he now lives in Denver, Colorado and teaches writing at the University of Denver. You can visit him at blakesanz.com.

SLR interviews J. William Lewis, Author of “The Essence of Nathan Biddle”

SLR: How long did it take to write The Essence of Nathan Biddle? JWL: I began writing the story in the mid-1980s.  I wrote the first draft (which was largely biographical) fairly quickly and then put it aside for gestation.  I also put it aside because I had a large and demanding law practice and […]

Julia Lindsay

Julia Lindsay was born and raised in North Carolina and received her B.A and M.A in English from Appalachian State University. She is now a Ph.D candidate at the University of Georgia, combining her interest in SF and Southern literature in her research on contemporary Afrofuturist texts taking place in the American South. She has […]

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ANNOUNCES AUTHOR LINEUP FOR 33RD ANNUAL EVENT

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ANNOUNCES AUTHOR LINEUP FOR 33RD ANNUAL EVENT The State’s Largest and Free Literary Event Will Feature 100 Authors NASHVILLE, Tenn.— July 15, 2021— The Southern Festival of Books announced tonight the first of its lineup of authors for its 33rd annual event, happening in-person October 9-10 at downtown’s War Memorial Plaza. Online programming, as […]

Dawn Major interviews Anjali Enjeti, Author of “Southbound”

DM: I met you during my residency as a graduate student while getting my MFA in creative writing at Reinhardt University where you are an instructor with the MFA program. In your essay, “Anger Like Fire,” you celebrate rage. That essay meant a lot to me, because as a woman, and as a Southern woman, […]