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Call for Papers    


Southern Literary Journal
Deadline: August 1, 2003

The editors of the Southern Literary Journal invite submissions for a special issue focusing on southern autobiography--black or white, male or female, classic or contemporary--and the autobiographical impulse (as
manifested in fiction as well as autobiography and memoir) endemic to southern authorship. Articles emphasizing new approaches, new readings, or previously neglected authors and works are particularly desired.

Queries not required. Submit one copy of an article-length essay (twenty to thirty double-spaced pages) accompanied by a cover letter and self-addressed stamped envelope, and include mention of your wish to be considered for this special issue. Address submissions to the Managing Editor, Southern Literary Journal, CB#3520 Greenlaw Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and should be postmarked by 8/1/03.

Direct questions to: Christopher Windolph, Managing Editor (

Published biannually since 1968, the Southern Literary Journal has a long-standing commitment to diverse scholarship on early writers as well as on the most important contemporary authors, making it the premier academic serial devoted to the fiction, poetry, drama, and belles-lettres of the American South. Recent issues include essays on Allison, Bonner, Cable, Chesnutt, Chopin, Crews, Faulkner, Glasgow, Hannah, Hurston, Longstreet, Morrison, Percy, Poe, Porter, Simms, Styron, Tourgee, Twain, Welty, Williams, and Wolfe. The Southern Literary Journal is available online via PROJECT MUSE (