Now available: Winter 2016

The winter 2016 issue of The Southern Review is out now! Our first issue of 2016 features new work by longtime contributors R. T. Smith, Kelly Cherry, and Philip Schultz, as well as journal debuts from writers Lindsay Stuart Hill, Anna Ross, and Corey Miller. Listen to a sample of the issue’s content here. Within this issue the inviting artwork of Deedra Ludwig—one part vegetal, one part abstraction—glows with warmth through the coldest days.

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Submissions now closed

Thanks to everyone who sent us their poetry and prose during our recent submission period. We had a record number of submissions this year and are faithfully reading all your work. Please note that we may take up to six months to respond, because our dedicated editorial staff considers each and every piece. Thank you for your patience!

Staff Profile: Mary B. Sellers

The newest name on our masthead, editorial assistant Mary B. Sellers, joined our staff last fall, when she also started work on her MFA in the creative writing program at LSU. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of the honors college at the University of Mississippi, Mary B. worked for the Oxford-based record label Fat Possum Records. She later interned and took on the role of Associate Publisher at indie publishing company, Blooming Twig Books, which also published her collection of stories, Shoulder Bones, in 2014. Mary B.’s writing has appeared in Deep South Magazine, Permafrost, and Sonic Boom. Since her arrival in Louisiana, she has received a nomination for a Pushcart prize and has won a scholarship to study this July at the Prague Summer Program for Writers. Mary B. is the first reader and point of contact for many submitters, so please tell her hello at AWP this year!

AWP 2016

Speaking of AWP, 2016’s meeting is right around the corner: March 30 to April 2 in Los Angeles. Visit The Southern Review at booth 1205 to see new issues, check out special subscription deals, talk to the editors, and meet contributors. Emily Nemens will also participate in the panel “Women Who Edit: Literary Journals,” Thursday, March 31, at 1:30, in room 405 of the convention center.