Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We're a journal associated with faculty at Georgia Southern University. Our focus is on publishing works about the South or from Southern-connected writers, although we will also consider works about other subjects/focus so long as they are innovative and well-crafted. We have just released our sixth issue. We publish two issues per year, online.
Social Media Platforms Used
FB and Twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Georgia Southern University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, audio, video, gr_novel
Michael Kocinski, Janisse Ray, Kat Meads
Our submission guidelines are listed on our submission page. We have a standard contract that buys first American copyrights then all rights revert to the author. We hold the non-exclusive rights to keep work in our website for two years but will remove it at the request of the author. If we decide to print a "Best Of" anthology, we offer two copies of the anthology as payment to each contributor. Our practices are standard with the industry.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 4 months
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Page Views Per Month
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
Publish Print Anthology?
Managing Editor, Founder
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I proposed the project to colleagues who helped me put together an advisory board and to solicit the first issue. I wrote grants for the initial infusion of money for the website, and I've been managing the journal since.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Volunteer faculty of the creative writing area read all submissions. All are well-published. We strive to have each submission read and rated by at least three people. We sometimes have interns helping with submissions and advertising.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep it brief and relevant.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Through Submittable only. Our staff is assigned to each area and each submission must be read by at least three staff members before it is accepted or rejected.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We prefer writing about the South or by Southern writers, but if it's from outside the South, we look for unusual and unconventional styles/themes. We like to showcase our Southern writing alongside international writing.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read a few of our issues. If we ask for revisions, please be flexible and quick in replying.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Kerry Muir's piece was unusual and not what we thought we were looking for, but it addressed an important contemporary issue, so we worked with her. After many drafts, we were very pleased with the result, and Kerry has gone on to publishing books.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Readers who enjoy a good narrative and who are curious about the Southern USA and how it can be much different from the stereotyped view.