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last updated:

June 24, 2005

Organizations Regional Book News & Reviews
Writers Conferences/Book Events Regional Magazines
Guidelines Literary Journals
Poetry Regional Publishers
Screenwriting/Film Commission University Presses
Playwriting/Regional Theater State Humanities Commissions
Folklore/ Culture/History Storytelling
Author Sites State Author Sites
  State On Line Encyclopedia Sites 


Writers Organizations Publishing/Book Organizations
The Fellowship of Southern Writers
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Southeastern Writers Association
Gulf Coast Writers Association
Mid South Writers Association
Alabama Writers Forum (AL)
Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas (AR)
The Ozark Poets & Writers Collective (AR)
Ozark Creative Writers, Inc. (AR)
White County Creative Writers (AR)
Washington Independent Writers (DC)
Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FL)
Tallahassee Writers' Association (FL)
Florida Writers Association (FL)
Florida Romance Writers (FL)
Mystery Writers of America - Florida Chapter(FL)
Nassau County Writers & Poets Society (FL)
Panama City Writers Association (FL)
Spacecoast Authors of Romance (FL)
Atlanta Press Club (GA)
Georgia Writers, Inc. (GA)
Georgia Romance Writers (GA)
The Carnegie Center (KY)
Kentucky Freelancers (KY)
Kentucky Writers Coalition (KY)
Readers & Writers (LA)
North Carolina Writers' Network (NC)
The Writers' Workshop (NC)
Southern Oklahoma Writers Guild (OK)
Hub City Writers Project (SC)
South Carolina Writer's Workshop (SC)
Knoxville Writers' Guild (TN)
Tennessee Mountain Writers (TN)
Chattanooga Writers Guild (TN)
Nashville Writers Alliance (TN)
Tennessee Writers Alliance (TN)
Charlottesville Writing Center (VA)
Virginia Romance Writers (VA)



Publishers Association of the South

Southeast Booksellers Association

Southern Newspaper Publishers Association









Alabama State Poetry Society
Asheville Poetry Alive
Georgia Poetry Society
Poetry Atlanta
Louisiana State Poetry Society
Kentucky State Poetry Society
North Carolina Poetry Society, Inc.
The Poetry Society of South Carolina
South Carolina Poetry Initiative
The Poetry Society of Virginia


Screenwriting/Film Commissions

AFCI: Film Commissions by Region
OZ On Line
Agee Films
Florida Film
Miami-Dade Film Commission
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Commission
The Georgia Film Commission
Savannah Film Commission
Savannah Film Festival
Louisiana Film & Video Commission
Mississippi Film Commission
Natchez Film Commission
Tupelo Film Commission
Wilmington Film Commission
South Carolina Film Office
Southern Circuit Film Tour
Tennessee Screenwriters Association
Houston Film Commission
Virginia Film Commission
Central Virginia Film Office


Playwrighting/Regional Theater

Caldwell Theatre Company (FL)
Florida Stage (FL)
Florida Studio Theatre (FL)
New Theatre (FL)
Alliance Theatre (GA)
ACT- Atlanta Coalition of Theatres (GA)
Alliance Theatre (GA)
Aurora Theatre (GA)
Theatre Macon (GA)
Savannah Theatre Company (GA)
Actors Guild of Lexington (KY)


Southern Repertory Theatre (LA)
Charlotte Repertory Theatre (NC)
Carolina Theatre of Durham (NC)
Greensboro Playwrights' Forum (NC)
Southern Appalachian Playwrights (NC)
Theatre in the Park (NC)
Roadside Theater
Mockingbird Public Theatre
Clemson Little Theatre (SC)
Self Family Arts Center (SC)
The Shed Center for the Arts (SC)
Workshop Theatre (SC)
Mill Mountain Theatre (VA)
Theatre Virginia (VA)



Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Documenting the American South
University Publications of America: Southern History
American Folklife Center: State Services
WPA Life History Stories of the South
Southern Oral History Program
U.S. Civil War Center
The Culture of Southern Food
Alabama Historical Commission
Florida Heritage
South Carolina History
Women in Tennessee History
GRITLIT - Southern Cookbooks







Regional Book News & Reviews

Newspaper Book Sections Public Broadcasting Book Programs
Asheville Citizen-Times
Athens Banner-Herald
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Baltimore Sun
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Birmingham News
Charleston Post and Courier
Charlotte Observer
Dallas Morning News
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Decatur Daily
The Houston Chronicle
Huntsville Times
Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Knoxville News
Lexington Herald-Leader
Memphis Commercial
The Miami Herald
Mobile Register
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Orlando Sentinel
Raleigh News-Observer
Richmond Times Dispatch
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
St. Petersburg Times
The Tampa Tribune
Washington Post Book World
Wilmington Morning Star
The Winston-Salem Journal
Alabama Bookmark

The Book Guys

Georgia Cover to Cover
Kentucky bookclub@ket
North Carolina Bookwatch

The Spoken Word

The Writer's Circle of South Carolina






Regional Magazines

Appalachian Life Memphis Magazine
Atlanta Magazine New Orleans Magazine
Augusta Magazine Orlando Magazine
Blue Ridge Traditions Magazine The Roanoker
Coastal Senior Sarasota Magazine
DEEP Savannah Magazine
Florida Living South Magazine
Georgia Magazine South Carolina Magazine
Gray's Sporting Journal Southern Living
Greenville Magazine Texas Monthly
Jacksonville Magazine  
The Kentucky Explorer  
Kentucky Living  
Kentucky Monthly  
Louisiana Life  
Louisville Magazine  
Macon Magazine  

Literary Journals

Journals from Institutions of 
Higher Education
Independent Journals
Arkansas Review
Arts & Letters
Black Warrior Review
Chattahoochee Review
East Tennessee Literary Review
The Georgia Review
The Greensboro Review
The GSU Review
The Mississippi Review
The New Delta Review
Oxford American
The Sewanee Review
South Atlantic Review
The South Carolina Review
Southern Cultures
Southern Poetry Review
The Southern Literary Journal
The Southern Quarterly
The Southern Review
The Tampa Review
Five Points
Poetry Southeast
Snake Nation Review
Southern Hum








Regional Publishers

Algonquin Books
Arcadia Publishing
Beehive Press
Frederic C. Beil, Publisher, Inc.
John F. Blair, Publisher
Coastal Carolina Press
Crane Hill Publishers
Cumberland House Publishing
Eakin Press
Emerald House Publishing
Gardenia Press
Harbor House
HAWK Publishing
High Country Publishers, Ltd.
Hill Street Press
Howell Press, Inc
Jefferson Press



Longstreet Press
Magnolia Publishing Company
McClanahan Publishing
McFarland & Company, Inc.
Morgan Reynolds Publishers
Mountain Voice Publishers
New South Books
The Overmountain Press
Paint Rock River Press
Peachtree Publishing
Pelican Publishing
Pineapple Press
River City Publishing
River Oak Publishing
Rockbridge Publishing
Saltmarsh Press
Sandlapper Publishing, Inc.
Silver Dagger Mysteries
Stroud & Hall Publishing

University Presses

University of Alabama Press
University of Arkansas Press
Duke University Press
University of Florida Press
University of Georgia Press
The University Press of Kentucky
Livingston Press
Louisiana State University Press
Mercer University Press
University Press of Mississippi
University of North Carolina Press
University of South Carolina Press
University of Tennessee Press
Texas A&M University Press Consortium
Vanderbilt University Press
University Press of Virginia






State Humanities Commissions

Southern Humanities Media Fund
Southern Humanities Council
Alabama Humanities Foundation
Arkansas Humanities Council
Florida Humanities Council
Georgia Humanities Council
Kentucky Humanities Council
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Maryland Humanities Council
Mississippi Humanities Council
North Carolina Humanities Council
South Carolina Humanities Council
Tennessee Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


National Storytelling Association
Tellabration! A Worldwide Storytelling Event

The Moonlit Road
Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans
Southern Order of Storytellers
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild
Miami Storytellers Guild

State Author Sites

 State Author Lists State Halls of Fame
Alabama Authors
Arkansas Authors
Florida Authors
Georgia Authors
Kentucky Authors
Louisiana Authors
The Mississippi Writers Page
Missouri Literary Heritage
Tennessee Writers 


Florida Artists Hall of Fame
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame
South Carolina Academy of Authors




State On Line Encyclopedia Sites

Alabama Encyclopedia
Arkansas Encyclopedia
Florida Encyclopedia
Georgia Encyclopedia
Kentucky Encyclopedia
Louisiana Encyclopedia
Maryland Encyclopedia
Mississippi Encyclopedia
North Carolina Encyclopedia
South Carolina Encyclopedia
Tennessee Encyclopedia
Texas Encyclopedia
Virginia Encyclopedia


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