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New Magazine for Southern Women

This ain’t your mother’s Southern magazine! The current issue of newcomer Deep features an article on Suzi Parker’s Sex in the South; how to stop dating violence; what happens after the honeymoon; a SC fishing dare devil; and a spotlight on Charleston, South Carolina. 

Deep is a magazine marketed to Deep South women between the ages of 25-45. The premiere issue (Nov/Dec 2003), focused on beauty from products to services, and spotlighted Savannah, Georgia. Deep Publisher Kelly Degnan said the first issue “received an incredible response from readers and clients around the region.” 

According to Editor-in-Chief Annabelle Carr, “[Deep] covers all things relevant to the contemporary Southern woman, from cutting edge fashion, art and technology to politics, philanthropy and activism. We highlight Southern talent, Southern culture and Southern resources from a discerning, cosmopolitan perspective. In other words, we're unabashedly sassy and we like to have fun, while making a difference in our unique community.” 

The magazine has a fresh attitude and edge.  Just look at the editorial description of the July/August 2004 issue --- “Deep tells you just how much voodoo, exercise, salad and couch time it’s gonna take to keep your sassy chakras in shape.” Upcoming issues look at planning parties, travel, health, fashion, and décor. The magazine is based in Savannah, Georgia.

Chautauqua South Fiction Award Goes to Scott Morris

Scott M. Morris has been named the recipient of the 2004 Chautauqua South Fiction Award for his book Waiting for April.  Morris will receive her award and speak at Blake Library in Stuart, Florida, on Friday, February 27, 2004. 

Now in its sixth year, the Library Foundation of Martin County, Florida, gives the award to an outstanding work of fiction written by a Florida author and/or having a significant Florida setting.  The winning book must have been published within the previous three years and be of meritorious literary quality.  Initial nominations are made by a statewide group of librarians, professors, writers, and humanities specialists.  The final selection committee is made up of dedicated readers from the Martin County Library System.  Previous winners include: Susan Carol McCarthy, Connie May Fowler, James Carlos Blake, Janis Owens and Richard Schmitt.

2004 Cason Awards to Honor Rick Bragg and Bailey Thomson

On Thursday, March 18, The University of Alabama journalism department will present the seventh annual Clarence Cason Awards for Nonfiction Writing.

The 2004 winners are Rick Bragg, a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and Dr. Bailey Thomson, a journalist and educator. Thomson, a UA journalism professor, died of a heart attack on Nov. 26, 2003. Accepting the award will be his widow, Kristi Thomson, and daughter, Sarah, a sophomore at the University.

Other Cason winners have been Diane McWhorter, literary journalist Gay Talese, former New York Times editor Howell Raines, famed biologist Edward O. Wilson, jazz critic and memoirist Albert Murray and Auburn historian and social critic Wayne Flynt. McWhorter, Raines and Wilson also earned Pulitzers for their work.

To order tickets, send name, address, phone number, e-mail address and your check or money order by March 12, to Sheila Davis, C&IS, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. The cost is $50 per ticket. For a ticket order form and more information go to


Call for Papers
Journal of Kentucky Studies (Deadline: none)
Appalachian Writers Association (Deadline: March 15, 2004)
Flannery O'Connor and Cultural Confluences (Deadline: March 15, 2004)
Southern Literature (Deadline: March 15, 2004)
Encyclopedia of Native American Literature (Deadline: April 25, 2004)
Southern Playwrights Competition (Deadline: February 15, 2004)
O, Georgia! Writing Competition (Deadline: February 15, 2004)
Southeastern Theatre Conference New Play Project (accepted March 1 thru June 1, 2004)
Southern Writers' Project (Deadline: none)
News from Past Issues
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2003: 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
2002: 11 10 09  08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01

2001: 12 11 10 09 08  07 06 05 04 03 02 01 
2000: 12 11  10  09  08 


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