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Southern Humanities Review

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$5 US; $8 other
$18 US; $23 other ($10 intro rate for new USA subscribers)
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Prose Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Joyce Carol Oates, Molly Antopol, Natasha Trethewey, Lydia Davis, Kevin Wilson, Jerald Walker, Julianna Baggott, Honor Moore, Lewis Nordan, Peter Kline, Mario Vargas Llosa, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Paul Crenshaw, Chris Arthur

Web, E-publication, Print, Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Apr 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Southern Humanities Review publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Translations in all genres have also appeared in the journal.

SHR is currently undergoing a complete redesign, inside and out. Our new look debuts with Issue 48.2.

The journal recently established the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York, poet and Auburn University alum. $1,000 and publication in SHR will be awarded annually to one poem of witness by an American poet. Full guidelines on our website.

Tips From the Editor

Please do not assume from our name that we are interested in Southern literature or research topics only; any setting or subject matter is acceptable. Consider this comment from our founding editors, printed in SHR's first issue, back in 1967:

"Our appeal to all of you—artists, scholars, teachers, scientists, humanists—is therefore a simple one: send us scholarly, informal, and creative writings thoughtfully conceived to enrich the mind and stir the heart."

The founding editors set for us a mission: to seek work that enlarges the humanities and, at the same time, touches the individual. The macro and the micro. The exterior and the interior. The physical frame and the beating heart.

Contact Information

Aaron Alford, Managing Editor
9088 Haley Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5202

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Last updated: October 29, 2014

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