A storySouth Publishing Opportunity

storySouth is a biannual online literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including reviews and interviews.

In the words of the editors:

storySouth’s […] mission is to showcase the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that […] the new south [has] to offer. Special emphasis is [on] finding and promoting the works of promising new writers.

storySouth is interested in all types of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. […] storySouth seeks works representing [a] range of southern experience—including all races, genders, and views on life. However, excellence in writing is the only criterion used in choosing works to publish in storySouth.”

You have until July 15, 2020, to submit.

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How to Submit to storySouth

Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking about submitting to storySouth:

  • They’re an online journal, so there is no word limit! The editors even encourage long pieces.
  • You can send in one story or essay per submitting period.
  • Poets can submit between three to five poems each reading session.
  • Your work doesn’t have to be set within the south, but you should be someone who has lived in or is living in the south.

The journal does ask that you only submit in one genre per issue. So don’t send everything you’ve got, choose the best piece.

All submissions need to come through Submittable. They will not look at anything emailed to them or sent in the mail.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. But let them know if you publish elsewhere. They do not consider submissions of previously published work in any form.

Click here to check out storySouth’s full submission guidelines.

Good luck to all of you who submit! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

And don’t forget to let me know if you’ve been accepted. I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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