Featured Fiction: Lipless by Eric Schlich

“Lipless” was selected by Matthew Salesses as the winner of the 2016 New South Writing Contest. Check out Eric’s interview with Assistant Editor Jamey McDermott, and read his prize-winning story

Issue: 9.2

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art by…

Featured Nonfiction: The Transit of Venus by Rebecca Gummere

Editor’s note: Rebecca Gummere’s gorgeous essay, “The Transit of Venus” was selected by Rebecca Makkai as the runner-up in New South’s 2015 Writing Contest. Here, Rebecca shares how her essay took shape and what she’s been working on since.  Rebecca Gummere: The essay is about the gradual decline and death of my mother, but it’s also about the transitory…

Featured Fiction: The Queen by Che Yeun

Editor’s Note: Che Yeun’s “The Queen” was the winner of our 2014 Prose Contest and appeared in Issue 7.2 of New South. Our staff loved the story’s voice and wit, its vivid and affecting details, and we were thrilled when judge Christopher Merkner selected it for first place.

The 2016 New South Writing Contest

The judges for the 2016 New South Writing Contest will be Anya Silver (poetry) and Matthew Salesses (prose). The contest will open for submissions in January 2016. First place winners in each category will be awarded $1,000 prizes; second place winners, $250 prizes; and third place winners, a three-year subscription to New South. And, as always, all pieces…