2018 New South Writing Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of our 2018 Writing Contest!



1st Place: “Carne e Spirito” by J. Bailey Hutchinson

2nd Place: “Siren” by Nicholas Goodly

3rd Place: “There Is Shadow Under This Red Rock” by Reyna Clancy

Finalists: Fullamusu Bangura, Chad Foret, Krisela Karaja, A. D. Lauren, Jacqueline Winter Thomas, & Justin Wymer.


1st Place: “Dogs” by Toni Judnitch

2nd Place: “Run” by Aliceanna Stopher

3rd Place: “Local Youth Find Expression In Paint The Rock Ritual: Sign In To Comment” by J. H. Bond

Finalists: Joseph Boone, Miah Jeffra, Marianne Manzler, Daniel Sutter, Tom Treanor, Anne Trooper, & Martha Wilson.

Each of the top three pieces will be published in the next issue of New South, set to print in September 2018.

Thank you to all of our entrants for your continued support of New South, and to this year’s judges, Alissa Nutting and Safiya Sinclair. We couldn’t do it without you (literally).




Our 2019 New South Writing Contest will open January 1st, 2019. Judges and official 2019 guidelines will be announced in December 2018.

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