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Southern Humanities Review
About Southern Humanities Review: Fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history by new and established writers. Also publishes translations.
9088 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: (334) 844-9088
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-3 months Payment: copies Contests: no ISSN: 0038-4186 Founded: 1967 Issues per year: 4 Average pages: 104 Sample copy (postpaid): $5, $8 non-US Cover Price: $5 Subscription: $18 (new USA subscribers get one year for $10); $23 non-US
Publisher’s Description: The Southern Humanities Review was founded in 1967 as the official organ of the Southern Humanities Council, with which it remains affiliated. National and international in scope, SHR publishes fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history. Translations in all genres have also appeared in the journal. Our pages feature both established veterans and promising new writers. Our aim is to rediscover and revisit our cultural heritage and to participate in charting the future course of the humanities by bringing that heritage sharply into question. Contributors have included Elfriede Jelinek, Vincent Descombes, Christopher Norris, Sheryl St. Germain, Lee Zacharias, Kent Nelson, Donald Hall, R. T. Smith, Bin Ramke, Andrew Hudgins, Nanci Kincaid, Walt McDonald, and David Citino. Selections from SHR have been anthologized or have received honorable mention in New Stories from the South and Best American Essays, and have been reprinted in numerous critical editions.
The Southern Humanities Review is published quarterly in association with the Auburn University English Department. The Editors’ Comment of each Winter issue announces the recipients of the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Awards for the best essay, story, and poem published in the previous year.
Summer 2013: Contributors include Collen Abel, Richard N. Bentley, Ciaran Berry, Mark Jay Brewin Jr., Ezra Carlsen, Robin Carstensen, Francesca Cauchi, Sharon Chmielarz, Joey Connelly, Weston Cutter, Julie Danho, Melissa Dickson, Bill Diskin, Paul Fleming, Jeffrey Galbraith, Graham Good, Graham Hillard, Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, Jessica Kinnison, Al Maginnes, John Phillips, Jason Primm, Matthew Siegel, Kara van de Graaf, Nic Walker, and Jody A. Zorgdrager.
“The cultural memoir,” writes guest editor Patricia Foster in her introduction to this special issue of SHR, “might be defined as an examination of the personal within the context of history. . . . [T]he writers gathered in this issue present the examined life—with all its existential angst and alertness—within a cultural and political moment. In some essays, cultural influences thread through the body of the essay; in others they provide subtle shading, an imagistic or metaphorical gesture.” Cultural Memoir presents essays by Marilyn Abildskov, Beverly Blasingame, Kate Bolton Bonnici, Patricia Foster, Robin Hemley, Will Jennings, Angela Jordan, Jay Lamar, James McKean, Christopher Merrill, Honor Moore, Inara Verzemnieks, and Jerald Walker.
Our Spring 2013 issue features characters and writers who both desire and reject the solitary life. Robert Hahn discusses how artists must spend creative time in isolation before presenting their work to an audience. In Lester Goran’s picaresque story, young immigrant Alyosha seeks his fortune in Texas, but finds himself alone and on the run. Suzanne Richardson’s seventeen-year-old narrator wants privacy, but is denied it by her mother’s desire for a young male boarder, while Sam Katz’s protagonist discovers that, even though he might have found his long lost brother, perhaps he is meant to be alone after all. The issue also offers poetry by Jada Ach, Carl Conover, John A. McDermott, Nandini Dhar, Bruce Bond, Deborah Pope, and others. Excerpts at our website.
last updated 11/25/2013