CFP: CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual, Volume Three (6/30/05; collection)

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

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. Published 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unpublished material by many of the leading scholars and artists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, published in
June 2004, offers 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 second volume of CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual, to be
published by Mercer University Press in the summer of 2005, will
similarly feature fascinating, accessible scholarly works that explore a
wide range of topics (including Southern literature, music, food, and
"sense of place") and that elucidate Southern perspectives on religion,
politics, race, ethnicity, gender, education, and regional identity. As
in Volume One, Volume Two of CrossRoads will contain new, compelling
creative works by a number of leading writers and visual artists from
the South.

To order copies of the first and/or second volumes 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 at


CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is currently seeking submissions
for its third 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 third volume of CrossRoads: A
Southern Culture Annual, you may send materials postmarked before June
30, 2005, 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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