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Oxford American Unveils Stylish New Look

With its Fall, 2019, issue, Oxford American, arguably the premier glossy publication of the South, unveiled a new look:

Featuring an updated cover design, new fonts, and a higher page count to accommodate more fine art and photography, the magazine has been redesigned to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for readers.

Highlights include Boyce Upholt’s deeply reported feature on Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe; a suite of poems by Nathaniel Mackey; an exclusive excerpt from Van Jensen and Nate Powell’s graphic novel, Two Dead; and Kelundra Smith’s profile of Lucy Negro Redux, a ballet based on the poetry collection by Caroline Randall Williams, scored by Rhiannon Giddens and starring ballerina Kayla Rowser. The Fall 2019 issue also includes short stories by contributing editor Kevin Brockmeier, along with first-time OA contributors Erin McGraw, Jami Attenberg, Sarah Curry, and Selena Anderson.

Order the new issue now! 

Oxford American was founded in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1992. It’s a non-profit quarterly literary magazine “featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South.”

Each year, OA puts together a Southern Music Issue devoted to music from a single, Southern state. North Carolina was featured in 2018; order that issue, if you missed it, here.

Past Tar Hell contributors include bestselling author Wiley Cash; Jeremy B. Jones; NC Literary Hall of Fame inductees Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and Jill McCorkle; and many more.

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