Tallahassee Writers Conference and Book Festival

May 17-18, 2013, Tallahassee Writers Conference and Book Festival “Discovering Florida Authors” In honor of the 500th anniversary of Florida’s discovery. For more information go to twaonline.org. Early Bird registration opens on 2/1/2013 and offers discounted registration prices for Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA) members.

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, The North Carolina Writers’ Network

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, administered by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. And for the first time ever, this contest is accepting electronic submissions. The final judge is award-winning author, arts journalist, and creative writing instructor Shawna […]

Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Tampa

Jeff Parker, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at The University of Tampa, is trying to get word out about the new Low-Residency MFA (see what low-residency means) at The University of Tampa, which, at its core, is about one-on-one mentorship between faculty and students. At just one-year-old, this program has already brought in guest writers including Michael […]

The Anthology of Appalachian Writers Now Accepting Submissions

The editors of The Anthology of Appalachian Writers have announced that they are now accepting submissions for their forthcoming Gretchen Moran Laskas Volume.  Submission guidelines are available here.  Submit electronic copies of any original, unpublished work of fiction or poetry, for consideration by the editors, to Dr. S. Bailey Shurbutt: sshurbut@shepherd.edu.  

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference

CARY, NC–Boasting scores of independent bookstores, nationally recognized publishers, and the largest population of members in the state, North Carolina’s Research Triangle is the ideal host for the 2012 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, November 2-4 at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC. The annual Fall Conference is North Carolina’s premier literary event and […]

Roger D. Hodge Appointed Editor of The Oxford American

Roger D. Hodge, formerly an editor at Harper’s, has become the second editor of The Oxford American, which has been publishing the best of Southern literature for 20 years now.  We at Southern Literary Review applaud this appointment and look forward to Mr. Hodge’s tenure.

August Read of the Month: The Oxford American’s Best of the South 2012 Issue

The Read of the Month for August is the latest issue of The Oxford American.  The issue, subtitled Best of the South 2012, features fiction by Wendell Berry, Tyrone Jaeger, and Addie Citchens; introduces new OA columnist Jesmyn Ward; and offers eclectic essays and commentary on such topics as food, Hilton Head, religion, music, kinship, […]

2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Louisiana’s world-class celebration of readers, writers and their books will return to Baton Rouge from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It all takes place at the State Library of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and in tents on neighboring streets. Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org