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, […]

Dawn Major

Dawn Major received her MFA in Creative Writing from Reinhardt University. She was a recipient of the James Dickey Fellowship in 2020 and served as editorial assistant for the James Dickey Review. In 2019, her nonfiction won the Dr. Robert Driscoll Award for Excellence in Writing on Regional Themes and her fiction won Reinhardt University’s Faculty […]

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 […]