If, as a student, you read a famous essayist’s work, and it is immediately accessible and seems like something you might be able to write yourself, it’s galvanizing. Constraints are great for art. So are deadlines. But even better is to legitimately say to yourself, “Really? That’s a great essay? Well, shit, I can do that.”
Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry by…
Imagine if I talked about it, if I let it loose when people ask after my day, he thinks, if I was true about any of it.
New South is pleased to announce our 2016 nominations for the Pushcart Prize…
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New South is proud to nominate the following pieces for the 2016 Best of the Net Anthology:
She often imagines his melancholy as a film, a glamorous distance achieved by standing in the rafters and observing his movement between two rooms.
New South is now accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for our print journal.
There is so much of this planet I want to explore but will never have the time
This kind of writing is a tenuous process. You are working these small, independent bits that have occurred over months or years into a narrative that builds to the summative emotion or knowledge that inspired you to write the essay in the first place, while trying to stay grounded in the emotion you experienced when these events first transpired.