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Southern Literary Journal Relaunches with New Editors, Publisher

By Jessica Schneider Apr 5, 2009, 0:40 GMT

According to a recent press release:

"Seven years after the launch of the groundbreaking literary journal storySouth, a new publisher and editorial team have taken the helm.

    storySouth, which focuses on "writings from the New South," was one of the first online journals to show that high-quality literary writings could find a respectable home on the web. Fiction and poetry published in the journal have been honored with a number of awards, along with being reprinted in places such as Best American Poetry 2008 and Best of the Web 2008. The journal also runs the influential Million Writers Award for best online fiction, which has been highlighted by USA Today, the Utne Reader, and Novel and Short Story Writer's Market.

    Founded in 2001 by editors Jason Sanford and Jake Adam York, from the start the journal focused on simple web design and high-quality writings. Jason and Jake published 26 issues of storySouth before deciding to step aside to devote more time to their individual writing projects. They remain with the journal as editors emeriti.

    storySouth's new publisher is Spring Garden Press, while the new editor is Terry Kennedy, the associate director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at UNC Greensboro and founding editor of Spring Garden Press. storySouth's all-new spring 2009 issue is now available, and features fiction by George Singleton and Daniel Wallace, along with poetry by Gregory Donovan and Erin Lyndal Martin."

Visit the website for more details.



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