The Southern Quarterly solicits carefully documented scholarly essays for a general issue. We are particularly eager to receive manuscripts dealing with Southern literature, history (especially with the post bellum South), music, art, and foodways. Manuscripts should run between 20-25 pages (double-spaced) and follow the MLA style of documentation.
SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been published in print or online elsewhere. Please follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm. For consideration for this general issue, please submit original manuscripts by September 30, 2015.
Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery.
The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. For SoQ, "the arts" is defined broadly, and includes painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, photography, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture from such disciplines as literature, folklore, anthropology, and history. "The South" is defined as the region south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Regular features include reviews of books and films, periodic reviews of exhibitions and performances, as well as interviews with writers and artists.
Diane DeCesare Ross, Managing Editor