New South is produced by MFA and PhD students at Georgia State University. Previously known as The GSU Review, we’ve been publishing new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art since 1975. Works first appearing in New South have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, Best Small Fictions, New Poetry from the Midwest, and noted in Best American Short Stories and Best of the Net. We like you and think you’re pretty neat.
A. Prevett (they/them) is a human from Atlanta. Their work has been featured in such journals as Sixth Finch, Puerto del Sol, Redivider, Hobart, and others. Currently, they are pursuing an MFA in poetry from Georgia State University. You can find them online at aprevett.com or on twitter @a_prevett.
A. loves to read: Frank O’Hara, The Adroit Journal, Alison Benis White, DIAGRAM, Gretchen Marquette, Hobart, Christine Schutt, Longleaf Review, Heather Christle, AI-generated commercial scripts.
Jennifer Ellen Murphy (she/her) is a former Park Ranger turned writer from Arizona and also a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Georgia State University. She is Assistant Editor of Five Points and Fiction Editor of New South. Her current projects include a constellation of stories centering around how feminine-identifying queer bodies navigate patriarchal institutions and a novel about stolen rocks. She is unyielding in her disdain for the semicolon. Her life motto is, “It’s not worth doing if you’re not afraid of it.”
Jen loves to read: Joy Harjo, Gettysburg Review, Jodi Angel, The Sun, Toni Morrison, SmokeLong Quarterly, Anne Carson, McSweeney’s, Lucia Berlin, Flash Fiction Online, ZZ Packer.
Caroline Chavatel (she/her) is the author of White Noises (Greentower Press, 2019), which won The Laurel Review’s 2018 Midwest Chapbook Contest. Her work has appeared in Sixth Finch, Poetry Northwest, AGNI Online, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, and The Journal, among others. She is editor and co-founder of both Madhouse Press and The Shore and is currently a PhD student at Georgia State University.
Caroline loves to read: Crazyhorse, Foundry, Copper Nickel, Poetry Northwest, Sixth Finch, Beloit Poetry Journal.
CREATIVE NONFICTION EDITOR
Caroline Crew (she/her) is the author of PINK MUSEUM (Big Lucks), as well as several chapbooks. Her poetry and essays appear in Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, and Gulf Coast, among others. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at Georgia State University, after earning an MA at the University of Oxford and an MFA at UMass-Amherst. She’s online here: caroline-crew.com.
Caroline loves to read: Solmaz Sharif, Jamaica Kincaid, Maggie Nelson, Jia Tolentino, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, James Baldwin, Anne Boyer, Molly Brodak, Lisa Robertson, Jennifer S Cheng.
Anna Sandy-Elrod (she/her) is a poet and occasional essayist. Her work can be found in the North American Review, Green Mountains Review, Threepenny Review, Fugue, Calyx, and other places. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, three cats, and one tiny dog. She can be found covered in fur, or online at annasandyelrod.com and on social media as @annasandyelrod.
Dr. Bryce McNeil