David Madden

David Madden’s latest novel is London Bridge in Plague and Fire. His third book of stories, The Last Bizarre Tale, comes out soon.  Touching the Web of Southern Writers is a collection of essays about encounters with writers, in the flesh and only in the Word.

Peter Schmitt

Peter Schmitt is the author of five collections of poems: Renewing the Vows, from David Robert Books; Hazard Duty, and Country Airport (Copper Beech Press); and two chapbooks, Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices, and To Disappear, from Pudding House.    He has received The Lavan Award from The Academy of American […]

Christopher Bundrick

Christopher Bundrick teaches English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. His research includes work on the fiction of Harry Crews, Charles Chesnutt, Mary Murfree, and Thomas Nelson Page.

Donna Meredith

After fifteen years as a contributor and five as associate editor, Donna Meredith stepped up as editor of Southern Literary Review in 2022. Her award-winning novels include Buried Seeds, The Glass Madonna, The Color of Lies, Wet Work and Fraccidental Death, and one nonfiction title, Magic in the Mountains. Donna graduated from Fairmont State College, […]

Philip K. Jason

Philip K. Jason, Professor Emeritus of English from the U. S. Naval Academy, has published twenty books and now reviews for several national and regional periodicals, including Florida Weekly. He is the author of five volumes of poetry and the co-author of the Creative Writer’s Handbook, now in its 5th edition.   Learn more by visiting […]

Matthew Simmons

Matt Simmons was born and raised in Whiteville, NC.  He lived in Raleigh for eight years, where he went to college at North Carolina State University, roasted coffee for a living, and developed a taste for single-malt Scotch.  Currently a Ph.D. student in English at the University of South Carolina, Matt and his wife live […]