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A Sense of Permanence and Place: Pisgah Review

Pisgah National Forest covers approximately 86,700 acres in Western North Carolina and was established as one of the first national forests in the United States. It was also the site of the country’s first forestry school. Very much rooted in its sense of history and place, Pisgah Review publishes two issues a year out of […]

Arts as Integral to our Everyday: Chautauqua

The Chautauqua Institution on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state is a community that “celebrates, encourages, and studies the arts and treats them as integral to all of learning.” Every summer, this community that has has received awards and recognition for heritage, sustainability, and management of the local environment hosts opera, […]

The Sun: Independent, Reader-Supported

The Sun, produced in Chapel Hill, recently published its 500th issue (August, 2017). Inside, they devoted “more than half our pages” to excerpts from the archives—as much to offer up historical perspective on the current divisions in our country as to showcase its long tradition of excellence. The response was so overwhelmingly positive, this special […]

The Only Constant Is Change for Change Seven

When it comes to literary journals, North Carolina has an embarrassment of riches. Each publication offers a different point of view, a different aesthetic, and chases different aims, yet each and every one strives for, and largely maintains, widely recognized standards of excellence. Founded in 2015, Change Seven is a recent addition to the literary […]

Legit Southerners Only: The Mule

“No good Southern fiction is complete without a dead mule,” says Val MacEwan, editor and publisher of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. The distinctive name of this online literary magazine, founded in 1996, orginiated in a paper about “Equine Signifiers in Southern Literature” by Dr. Jerry Leath Mills, and it’s a fitting moniker […]

Where the A-List Literary Celebrities Mingle

For more than a quarter century, the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) has published most of the great writers from North Carolina as well as high-quality writing about the Tar Heel State. Part scholarly journal, part literary rag, NCLR offers—as one early reviewer put it— “everything you ever wanted out of a literary publication but […]

Rockvale Review Ready to Launch

For all you poets out there, there’s a new kid in town, and a great new venue for showcasing your poetry. Rockvale Review is currently reading for its inaugural issue to be published in November. Seekers of “bold and vulnerable poetry,” Rockvale Review: …believes language is power, and poetry is one conduit into unleashing that […]

The Statue of Liberty Is a Redhead

Every time a poem gets rejected, another angel gets its wings. Or something like that. In his acclaimed poem “Howl,” Beat poet Allen Ginsberg claimed the energetic books of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Neal Cassady were all “published in Heaven.” Luckily for today’s poets, Heaven is a place on Earth. Redheaded Stepchild literary magazine […]

at Length Explores Form and the Limit of Our Attention Spans

It’s revolutionary, really, in this day and age, when even our government communicates to its citizens in 140-character tweets, to devote an entire literary publication to “ambitious, in-depth writing.” After all, a human is now said to have less attention span than a goldfish. And yet. At Length, based mostly in the Triangle, has garnered attention […]

#FolkLife

For generations, the North Carolina Folklore Journal has served as a chronicle and sounding board for the likes of Belled Buzzards, shape-note singing, and sweet potatoes. If it’s part of folklife, more than likely it’s been found between the pages of a journal that has been published continuously since 1954. Published by the NC Folklore […]