We are looking for:
New and extraordinary voices from the American South. Well-crafted,
high-quality works by new and established authors. We are particularly
interested in books with a strong sense of place.
We believe strongly that the publishing industry needs to promote a
more diverse range of experiences, and so have committed ourselves to
spotlighting lesser-heard Southern voices including: people of color, gender diversity, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, as well as ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
What's the South? A complicated issue, to say the least, but the
short answer for our purposes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. At the same time,
we're interested in boundaries, borders, and in-betweens, so if you want
to make a case for a state not listed here, we'll take a look.