Southern Humanities Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Joyce Carol Oates, Natasha Trethewey, Lydia Davis, Kevin Wilson, Jerald Walker, Molly Antopol, Julianna Baggott, Honor Moore, Lewis Nordan, Michael Knight, John Balaban, Peter Kline, Mario Vargas Llosa, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Paul Crenshaw, Chris Arthur
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Periods: 
Aug 15 to Nov 1
Jan 15 to Mar 14
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$10 for U.S.; please inquire about international pricing
Subscription Price: 
$35 for U.S. ($29 intro rate for new U.S. subscribers); please inquire about international pricing
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

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

Emma Brousseau, Managing Editor
9088 Haley Center
Auburn University
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024