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Call for Submissions on “Transitions & Celebrations”

Over the past year, all of us have faced difficulties that we could have never imagined. Now, as the world continues to turn, many of us are finding ways to celebrate an uncertain but hopeful future. For our summer theme, we decided to focus on “Transitions and Celebrations” as we continue to navigate the pandemic and our lives. We want to read and experience stories of joy—no matter how small.

To be considered, submissions must have some connection to the South. This is a rolling submission, which means we will be reviewing submissions throughout the cycle. If your submission is considered and accepted, there will be a collaborative revision process for the final publication. The deadline for submissions is August 18, 2021.

For inspiration on the type of stories we accept, please check out our Separation, Wilderness, A People’s History and Race in Place theme story winners.

Our full submission guidelines can be viewed here, but general requirements are as follows:

All submissions must have a Southern connection. Please specify this in your e-mail or bio.

Submissions must be emailed to [email protected] and attached to the email.

Submissions must include the name of the author, word count, email address for contact and a short bio about their background and work.

Fiction, short stories and nonfiction are limited to one work at a time and may not be longer than 3,500 words (can be an excerpt from a longer work).

Deep South reserves the right to reject any submission and does not accept pornography or works that do not meet the standards of the editorial quality of our magazine.

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