John Wall Barger

John Wall Barger is the author of six collections of poems. His book of essays on poetics and film, The Elephant of Silence, comes out in spring 2024 with LSU Press. He is a contract editor for Frontenac House, lives in Vermont, and lectures in the Writing Program at Dartmouth College.

Pat Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy is widely published in the short story form.  Stories of his have appeared, among other places, in Fiction, New Orleans Review, Soundings East, Sou’wester, The Greensboro Review, descant, Sequoia, Kiosk, GW Review, The Cream City Review, Confrontation, West Branch, The Southeast Review, Nexus, Other Voices, The Sycamore Review, the Notre Dame Review, […]

Mary Ellen Thompson

Mary Ellen Thompson’s interview with the legendary Pat Conroy was published in A Lowcountry Heart. A lead features writer for Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine for eight years, and columnist for Lowcountry Weekly for ten years, she has also written for Pooler Magazine, Effingham Magazine, Carolina Arts Magazine, St. Mary’s Magazine and Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort. Mary […]

James Wade

James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is a two-time winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, and a recipient of the prestigious Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction. His most recent novel is Beasts of the Earth. Other titles include All Things Left […]

“Yellow Wife” by Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife (Simon & Schuster, 2021) by Sadeqa Johnson has garnered much recognition already: A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and Christian Science Monitor, and a Goodreads Choice Award. Yet Southern Literary Review didn’t want to let this extraordinary historical novel escape our readers’ notice, so Donna Meredith and Claire Matturro discussed the novel’s merits […]

Darlyn Finch Kuhn

Darlyn Finch Kuhn is a prolific poet, short-story writer, and novelist who edits the Scribbles literary e-newsletter and produces book trailer videos. Her debut novel, Sewing Holes, available from Twisted Road Publications, won First Place in the published novella category of the FWA’s 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards. In addition to her two poetry collections […]