Issue 37 : Spring 2014

Special Feature: Writers Who Edit

Sunset Swamp | Self-Portrait as a Fish by JOHN EBERSOLE

An Interview with John Ebersole by JESSICA PLANTE

Special Feature: Southern Poets

Anecdote of the Plate | Aphelion & Aphasia | Disorder by DAN ALBERGOTTI

An Interview with Dan Albergotti by DANIEL CROSS TURNER

Waiting for Bob | Making Myself at Home by KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER

An Interview with Kathryn Stripling Byer by TERRY KENNEDY

A Review of Kathryn Stripling Byer’s ‘Girl in the Midst of the Harvest’ by JULIE BROOKS BARBOUR

A Review of Kathryn Stripling Byer’s ‘Descent’ by JOHN LANG


Iron Bowl by ALI ETERAZ

The Vault of Gratiot Street Prison by ANNE VALENTE


A Hundred Hands by JUDITH COOPER


On Location by QUINN DALTON

Five Easy Steps to Living Forever (On a Houseboat) by SETH CLABOUGH

When I Was Saved by The White Stripes by SIDNEY THOMPSON

The Ferryman by TIM POLAND


Why We Fight by AL MAGINNES

The Job Market Slide | What It Is by DAVID BRUZINA


Boar | A Picture of Paradise by WILL SCHUTT

Worcester Gothic by BRIAN BRODEUR

A Crown for Meghan by JOHN POCH

Again Is the First Time by BRIAN SNEEDEN

Dylan, Montana by MIKE SMITH

Conjoining by HEIDI CZERWIEC




Harper Lee and Words Left Behind by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Is This What Democracy Looks Like? by CYNTHIA SCHOCH

The Economy by DAVID BRUZINA

0 & 8 by MARK BEAVER

Dropping Off as We Speak: Southern’s Place in Memory by SHAELYN SMITH

What’s the Story? by SYDNEY LEA

Going to Natural Bridge by THORPE MOECKEL


Jennifer Militello’s ‘Body Thesaurus’ by ABIGAIL LEE

Minrose Gwin’s ‘The Queen of Palmyra’ by CATHERINE CLIFTON

Lee Ann Brown’s ‘Crowns of Charlotte’ by COREY MacPHERSON

Jill Osier’s ‘Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White’ by COURTNEY HARTNETT

Maria Hummel’s ‘House and Fire’ by JIM WHITESIDE

Tanya Olson’s ‘Boyishly’ by JOELLEN CRAFT

Elizabeth Gentry’s ‘Housebound’ by JONATHAN WILLIAMS

Issue 36 : Fall 2013

Special Feature: Writers Who Edit

An Interview with John Hoppenthaler by DEAN JULIUS

A Walk by the Old House before Visiting the Nursing Home | Drinking Alone | Faith by JOHN HOPPENTHALER

An Interview with Jon Tribble by Jessica Plante

Up and Down Wye Mountain | The Day After Elvis Died | The End of the World by JON TRIBBLE

Feature: The 2013 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

The Ladder (winner) by ALAN MICHAEL PARKER

Simple Architecture (runner-up) by JOSEPH MILLS

Early Life: Triptych (honorable mention) by KATHERINE SONIAT

Michelangelo's David (honorable mention) by ROSS WHITE

For more information about the 2013 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition visit The North Carolina Writers' Network



How Water Makes Mud of Dirt by MARTIN FULMER

Nadab and Abihu Are Dead by DAN GUTSTEIN

Original Sin by CD MITCHELL

The Reason the Dress is Yellow by STEVE MITCHELL

The Red-Devil Tattoo by KHANH HA

What Courage Looks Like by RAY MORRISON


The Histories | Under Construction by CATHRYN HANKLA

After Basho | Basil by JAMES DAVIS MAY

Enter@Castello di Vezio by AMY PENCE

The Night of the Big Wind in Ireland, 1839 by DANNYE ROMINE POWELL

Aubade | Retiring the Human Name by KRISTIN ROBERTSON


Nothing Is Saying Goodbye by BOB WATTS

Cargo | Should You Be Accosted on the Road to Mecca by ROSS WHITE

Brain, Storm | Duplex | Axis by CAKI WILKINSON


Of Little Faith by PAUL CRENSHAW

Paul’s Boutique by JEFF NEWBERRY

The Chifforobe by TAMRA WILSON

Novel excerpt




Reviews & Interviews

Allison Seay’s ‘To See the Queen’ by JENNIFER WHITAKER

Mark J. Brewin, Jr.’s ‘Scrap Iron’ by DEAN JULIUS

Chelsea Rathburn’s ‘Raft of Grief’ by SHAWN DELGADO

Michael Farris Smith’s ‘Rivers’ by BRENDAN MISSETT

Wilton Barnhardt’s ‘Lookaway, Lookaway’ by WIN BASSETT

Nate Pritts’ ‘The Wonderful Yeare’ by CLAUDIA MCQUISTION

Jennifer Habel’s ‘Good Reason’ by JENNIFER RAHA

Lee Zacharias’ ‘At Random’ by RUTH MOOSE

Nick Norwood’s ‘Gravel and Hawk’ by SHAWN DELGADO

An Interview with Laura van den Berg by ANN-MARIE BLANCHARD

An Interview with A. Van Jordan by JESSICA PLANTE


Full listing of past issues...

storySouth set to music:

“What I discovered when I took a close look at the hidden world all around me is that each of its creatures is as serious about its life as I am about mine. We do not question that mammals have feelings. The giant ape was in love, so Hollywood tells us. We own dogs and cats and see for ourselves what makes them sad or happy. We witness their elation and, on occasion, their grief; they don’t need words to express them. And yet we give them words.”

Read Black Widow by Lee Zacharias with “Madness” by Miles Davis

More selections here...


1 April 2014.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2014 issue, including a Writers Who Edit Feature on Kathryn Stripling Byer, a novella from Kevin Grauke, new fiction from Anne Valente, and new poetry from Sarah Rose Nordgren.

1 January 2014.
Just posted: Review of Mark J. Brewin, Jr.'s Scrap Iron by Dean Julius.

15 December 2013.
Just posted: Review of Chelsea Rathburn's Raft of Grief by Shawn Delgado.

1 December 2013.
Just posted: Review of Michael Farris Smith's Rivers by Brendan Missett.

15 November 2013.
Just posted: Review of Wilton Barnhardt's Lookaway, Lookaway by Win Bassettt.

1 November 2013.
Just posted: Winning entries from The North Carolina Writers' Network 2013 Randall Jarrell Competition including poems by Alan Michael Parker, Joseph Mills, Katherine Soniat, and Ross White.

15 October 2013.
Just posted: Reviews of Jennifer Hable's Good Reason and Nate Pritts' The Wonderfull Yeare.

1 October 2013.
Just posted: A Special Feature on Jon Tribble, managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.

15 September 2013.
Just posted: storySouth’s Fall 2013 issue, including a Special Feature on John Hoppenthaler, a novella from Nick Ripatrazone, new fiction from Dan Gutstein, new poetry from Caki Wilkinson, and interviews with A. Van Jordan and Laura van den Berg.

1 January 2013.
Just posted: storySouth’s Winter 2013 issue, including a Special Feature on the 19th Annual ‘Will Read for Food’ Benefit Reading for Greensboro Charities, new fiction Lee Zacharias and Michael Parker, new poetry from Stuart Dischell, David Roderick, Rebecca Black, and a review of Amanda Auchter's The Wishing Tomb by Julie Brooks Barbour.

1 December 2012.
Just posted: Joe Oestreich'’s ‘Hitless Wonder’ and Watershed'’s ‘Brick & Mortar’ by Matthew Fiander

1 November 2012.
Just posted:
Julie Brooks Barbour’s ‘Come to Me and Drink’ by Jennifer Whitaker

15 October 2012.
Just posted: Craig Nova introduces his latest novel, The Constant Heart.

15 September 2012.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2012 issue, including new poetry from Kathleen Kirk, new fiction from Jason Ockert, reviews of new work by Ira Sadoff and John Thomas York.

15 March 2012.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2012 issue, including new poetry from Nadine Sabra Meyer, new fiction from Valerie Nieman, new nonfiction from B.J. HOLLARS, and a special feature on Katie Chaple, including an interview by Shawn Delgado .

15 September 2011.
Just posted: storySouth’s Fall 2011 issue, including new poetry from Charlotte Matthews, new fiction from Jennifer Cranfill, new nonfiction from S.J. Brooks, and an excerpt from Aaron Gilbreath’s novel Run, Chicken, Run.

15 June 2011.
Just posted: Valerie Nieman’s ‘Blood Clay’ by Ben Klinkner

15 April 2011.
Just posted: Matt Hart’s ‘Wolf Face’ by Tony Aarts.

15 April 2011.
Just posted: Nate Pritts’ ‘Big Bright Sun’ by Tony Aarts.

1 April 2011.
Just posted: a review of Joshua Poteat’s Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum.