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storySouth (Deadline: July 15)

storySouth is open to submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews until July 15, 2024.

Authors should limit submissions to three to five poems, one story, one essay, or one review. There are no word limits on submissions. Long pieces are encouraged. Please make only one submission in a single genre per reading period. Response time is approximately two to six months.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform storySouth if submitted work is accepted elsewhere. storySouth does not consider submissions of previously published work in any form (including prior internet publication).

Publishing with storySouth

storySouth is interested in all types of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by writers from the new south. The exact definition of “new south” varies from person to person—if you can make a case for why you consider yourself part of the new south, then submit your work. storySouth seeks works representing the entire range of southern experience—including all races, genders, and views on life. However, excellence in writing is the only criterion used in choosing works to publish in storySouth.

Works submitted to storySouth don’t have to be set within the south. A writer who was raised in the south but now lives elsewhere has as valid a view of the south as someone who just moved to Alabama. Please note, though, that storySouth has no interest in writings that merely muck around in old stereotypes and cliches of the south. Bring something new to your writings about the south and storySouth will be interested.

Learn more and submit.