From the ashes of the GSU Review, New South emerged in 2008 as the graduate-student edited literary journal of Georgia State University. New South accepts submissions for North American first-run content on a rolling basis. It also conducts an annual writing contest and publishes the winners in the second edition in each volume.
Georgia State University students’ work is published in Underground, which was founded in 2011. Student artwork, poetry and fiction are featured in the journal, which is constituted completely of GSU students’ content. Current Editor-in-Chief Raven Neely & I will be presenting on the progress of Underground at the 2014 College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press conference in Philadelphia on November 1.
Both journals present readings throughout the year featuring GSU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as outside readers, some of whom serve as judges for New South’s writing contest.
“The editors of New South sifted through what I imagine was a bulky stack of very strong submissions, and they passed along twelve remarkable stories–stories compelling and complex in content and form–and while it wasn’t necessarily hard to select a winner from this batch, I would like to simply say that it was very hard to say “no” to the others.” – Christopher Merkner, 2014 New South Fiction judge
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