CFP: CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual (5/31/06; annual anthology)

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


CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a 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 continues 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periodical version of CrossRoads featured previously unpublished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, 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.=20


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 November 2005, similarly
features fascinating, accessible scholarly works that explore a wide
range of topics (including Southern literature, music, food, and visual
art) and that elucidate Southern perspectives on religion, politics,
race, ethnicity, gender, education, regional identity, and "sense of
place." The second volume includes essays or other scholarly prose
pieces by Donald Davidson, M. Thomas Inge, Margaret D. Bauer, Peter
Schmidt, Ryan A. Brasseaux, Donald Edward Davis, Kathryn Bright Gurkin,
Thomas McConnell, Gerald Thurmond, and Jeff Biggers. That volume of
CrossRoads also contains new creative writing by a number of leading
Southern authors, including R. T. Smith, David Huddle, Laura Payne
Butler, Chavawn Kelley, Jeff Daniel Marion, Linda Parsons Marion, Judy
Loest, and Tony Morris, as well as artwork by such visual artists as
Suzanne Stryk, Robert L. McDonald, Bart Galloway, Warren Kirbo, and
Nathaniel Welch. The third volume of CrossRoads will be published in
Fall 2006.=20


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 The CrossRoads
website can be found at:




CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is currently seeking submissions
for its fourth 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 fourth volume of CrossRoads: A
Southern Culture Annual, you may send materials postmarked before May
31, 2006, 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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