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Call for Papers

The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts & Letters in the South

Call for Papers: General Issue

Editor: Philip Kolin, The University of Southern Mississippi
Publication Schedule: Volume 54, no. 2 (Winter 2017)
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a general issue on all topics related to Southern studies. We are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts about modern and contemporary Southern poetry by women, Southern architecture, the novels and films of John Grisham, and representations of the South in cyberspace.

Essays ranging from 20-30 pages (double-spaced) must be received before September 30, 2016 to be considered for this issue. Proposals for submission, or questions about your submission, should be sent to the editor at Philip.Kolin@usm.edu.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. Please follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: sites.usm.edu/southern-quarterly-literary-magazine/guidelines.htm

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery.


The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. For SoQ, “the arts” is defined broadly, and includes painting, sculpture, music, dance, theatre, poetry, photography, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture from such disciplines as literature, folklore, anthropology, and history. “The South” is defined as the region south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Regular features include reviews of books and films, periodic reviews of exhibitions and performances, as well as interviews with writers and artists.