Excerpt from “Coventry,” by Joseph Bathanti

Editor’s Note:  Italics appear in the original.  From Chapter 51 in Coventry             One afternoon, Papa and Frank and I were out fetching a convict named Tombs. He’d been gone the better part of three hours before we got started after him. Papa was never in a hurry. It was his theory that a run […]

Jason Kingry

Jason Kingry is an undergraduate student at Auburn University, an intern at the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty, and a Mises Institute Undergraduate Research Intern.

Marina Brown

Marina Brown is the author of two Gold-Medal-winning novels, Land Without Mirrors and Lizbeth, and a Silver-Medal-winning volume of poetry, The Leaf Does Not Believe It Will Fall, as well as other books. Currently, she writes for the Tallahassee Democrat and two national magazines. Brown is a former professional ballet dancer, an R.N., a cellist in a symphony orchestra, a tango […]

SLR Welcomes Claire Hamner Matturro as Associate Editor

Claire Hamner Matturro has joined the editorial team at Southern Literary Review.  Claire was raised on tales of errant, unhinged kith and kin, whiskey making, and the War Between the States. Inspired by such stories, she wanted to be a novelist, but pursued more gainful and steady employment first. Which is to say, she has been a […]

Interview with Jill McCroskey Coupe

SLR:  Thank you for the opportunity to interview you. I really enjoyed your novel, Beginning with Cannonballs. Did you draw on any “real life” experiences in this story? What would you say this story is about, in the big picture sense? JMC:  I’m very glad to know you liked my book. I grew up in […]

SLR welcomes Charley Hively as associate editor

Charley Hively is the Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services at The Ruth Ann Musick Library of Fairmont State University, in Fairmont, West Virginia. He is a lifelong West Virginian and holds several academic degrees: a BA in English from the University of Charleston, MA in English (19th c. American Literature) from Marshall University, MLIS […]

SLR Associate Editor Donna Meredith Wins Award

Southern Literary Review’s Associate Editor, Donna Meredith, won the gold medal for adult fiction in the Florida Authors and Publishers annual contest. Judges are librarians and publishers. This year’s winner, Buried Seeds, is a novel about two women in different centuries who join activist movements to gain better lives for themselves, their families, and society. The novel […]

Mike Foldes

Mike Foldes is an electronics sales engineer specializing in electronic displays and power sources. A graduate of The Ohio State University in anthropology, he has edited and published in magazines, poetry anthologies, chapbooks, alternate newspapers, technical publications, and was an editor and columnist with Gannett newspapers in Binghamton, New York. He is founder of the […]