CFP: New/Old Southern Culture Periodical: CrossRoads (4/30/04; journal)

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Olson, Ted
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CALL-FOR-SUBMISSIONS: CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual

CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a new publication dedicated to
the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South
(broadly defined) and Southern culture. To appear in Spring 2004 and to be
published thereafter as an annual book by Mercer University Press,
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual will continue the editorial approach
of CrossRoads: A Journal of Southern Culture, a semi-legendary periodical
originally published in the early 1990s by a dedicated group of graduate
students affiliated with the University of Mississippi's Center for the
Study of Southern Culture. The original periodical version of CrossRoads
featured previously unpublished material by many of the leading scholars
and artists committed to interpreting and celebrating the South, including
Rob Amberg, A. R. Ammons, Mary Ulmer Chiltosky, Jim Clark, James Dickey,
Robert Drake, William Ferris, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Wayne Flynt, Ernest
Gaines, David Galef, Eugene Genovese, Kathryn Gurkin, Alex Haley, Fred
Hobson, David Huddle, Patricia Spears Jones, Jack Temple Kirby, Jeff
Daniel Marion, Ed McClanahan, Walter McDonald, Ethelbert Miller, Robert
Morgan, Marilyn Nance, Tom Rankin, John Shelton Reed, Sheryl St. Germain,
Jon Michael Spencer, Joel Williamson, and Steve Young.

The first volume of CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual, slated for
publication in April 2004, will feature new work by such scholars and
artists as Kimberly Greene Angle, Brooks Blevins, Henry A. Buchanan, James
E. Cherry, Mariea Caudill Dennison, G. Wayne Dowdy, Jo Angela Edwins, Bart
Galloway, Allean Hale, M. Thomas Inge, Dorothy Hampton Marcus, Robert
Morgan, Mendi Lewis Obadike, James A. Perkins, Ron Rash, Randy Rudder,
Jean-Mark Sens, Charles D. Thompson Jr., Jaclyn Weldon White, and Brenda
Witchger. The scholarly work in the first volume of CrossRoads: A
Southern Culture Annual explores such topics as Southern language,
literature, visual art, music, and food, and elucidates Southern
perspectives on religion, politics, race, ethnicity, gender, and regional
identity. That volume will also contain compelling creative work from a
number of leading writers and visual artists from the South.

To order copies of the first volume of CrossRoads: A Southern Culture
Annual, please contact Mercer University Press via phone (toll free) at
800-637-2378, ext. 2880 or 800-342-0841, ext. 2880 (in GA), or via email


CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is currently seeking submissions for
its second volume. These submissions can include-but are not limited
to-analytical academic essays, oral histories, memoirs, profile essays,
photo essays, creative writing, and artwork. The main criteria ensuring
consideration are that all submitted materials should (to borrow
Faulkner's famous phrase) "tell about the South" and that they should do
so memorably.

To have your work considered for the second volume of CrossRoads: A
Southern Culture Annual, you may send materials postmarked before April
30, 2004, to:

Ted Olson, Editor
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual
ETSU, Box 70400
Johnson City, TN 37614

Please include disposable copies of manuscripts. Submissions will not be
returned. Should you have any questions, you may contact the editor:

423-439-4379 (tel)
423-439-4126 (fax) or

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