Southern writer and teacher Foster Dickson, who lives in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeking submissions for a writing project that could be of interest to Arkansas writers.
The project is an online anthology called level:deepsouth. The theme is “growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.”
According to the general guidelines, works should be concrete in sharing descriptions and stories from a particular time and place and should succeed in showing the humanity in that time and place. Writers should describe the scenes, name the places, use at least first names, and be as vivid as possible.
Sections are Long Form, Golden Days, Road Trips, and Watch & Listen.
Long Form (1,000-7,500 words): contemplative and narrative works of creative nonfiction or long interviews. These works should dive deep into complexities and nuances, rather than simply rambling out a succession of episodes.
Golden Days (up to 1,000 words): shorter works of creative nonfiction or brief interviews. These works should capture a moment in time or provide a sketch of a single person, place, or experience.
Road Trips: creative nonfiction about road trips.
Watch & Listen: eminiscing about a book, magazine, ‘zine, bookstore, library, or family bookshelf, and telling why it was meaningful to the writer as a Generation-Xer in the Deep South.
Although no payment is offered for submission, Dickson says that may change if the project achieves sufficient funding.