Hello beautiful followers! To make our management and your reading experience ever more beautiful, we are moving our blog (not the site, or the magazine!) to barelysouthblog.tumblr.com.
Our primary mind-blowing blog entries will be appearing there.
Our current site (what you’re looking at now) will continue to host the magazine, and small news announcements such as this.
In addition to great content such as videos from ODU’s annual Literary Festival, we will also be hosting an advice column, “Barely Sound Advice,” book reviews and mini-interviews, reflections on the AWP conference next week, and other such goodness. Check it out.
Barely South Review is a publication on the edge of the American South. We are pleased to announce that starting in January 2012, Barely South Review has two reading periods.
1 September – 30 November for our Spring issue.
1 January – 31 March for our Fall issue.
We welcome original and previously unpublished works that interpret the pleasures of writing to discover both meaningful structure and the pathways to surprise. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us of this fact in your cover letter, and please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Barely South Review is now accepting artwork submissions! Your original works of art including photography, painting, graphics, etc. could be featured on the cover of Barely South Review, as well as on an inside spread. Works must not have appeared elsewhere (other than on the artist’s personal website). Formats accepted include .jpg, .gif, .tiff, and .png. You may submit up to 5 separate works.
Barely South Review acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work.
Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights (print or electronic) revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Barely South Review as first publication appearance.
General Submission Guidelines
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONCE PER READING PERIOD PER GENRE. A submission counts as: a traditional story, up to three short shorts, up to five poems, one nonficion essay, or up to five art submissions. You may submit to multiple genres.
FOR POEMS, SHORT-SHORTS, AND ARTWORK: When submitting multiple poems or short-shorts, each piece should be uploaded to Submittable separately; please do not place all of your submissions into one document for uploading.
PROSE MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING GUIDELINES: Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced, and the word count must be included in the header.
Genre Submission Details:
Poetry: 3-5 poems, up to 10 pages.
Fiction: 1 short story (not to exceed 7000 words) or 3 short-shorts (each not to exceed 1000 words).
Creative Nonfiction: 1 essay (not to exceed 7000 words). Excerpts from longer works are acceptable as long as they adhere to our word maximum and can stand alone as essays independent of the larger work.
Art: 3-5 separate pieces in high-quality .jpg, .png, .gif, or .tiff formats.
Interviews & feature articles: We’re happy to consider your interviews and feature articles–but please query first.
Submit to Barely South Review!
Fiction editors: Ian Couch, Lucas Flatt, Joshua Norman, Amana Katora, Tarah Gibbs
Nonfiction editors: Jerry Healy, Lauren Hurston, Geoff Watkinson, Dillon Tripp, Jodi Denny
Poetry editors: Jeffrey Turner, Eric Heald-Webb, Kevin O’Connor, Alex McGaughan, Sarah Pringle
Administrative Staff: Andrew Squitiro, Liz Argento, Michael Alessi
Editorial Advisory Board: Luisa A. Igloria, John McManus, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles
Managing Editor: Lucas Flatt
Technical Editor: Eric Heald-Webb
Barely South Review Logo: Josephine A. Carino
The students and faculty of Old Dominion University’s MFA program in Creative Writing form a lively and supportive community of writers in beautiful southeastern Virginia. The Tidewater region’s story is shaped by its history and its diversity—by its dynamic fusion of old and new. There is great complexity in any form or creative assertion of “here,” and it is in this spirit that Barely South Review embraces the opportunity to feature works from emerging as well as established writers. We are interested in great writing in its myriad forms. We seek to present many voices, especially those that defy easy regional, thematic, and stylistic categorization.
We haven’t had a chance to convert it to the new format, yet, but you can read the January 2012 issue at our former site.