Publisher’s description: The Southeast Review, established in 1979 as Sundog, is the literary magazine housed at Florida State University—recently named by The Atlantic as one of the nation's top graduate-level creative writing programs. Edited and managed by graduate students in the FSU Creative Writing Program and a faculty consulting editor, the mission of The SER is to present emerging writers on the same stage as well-established ones. In each semi-annual issue, we publish literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, and art. Our annual contest issue features the World's Best Short Short Story Contest, with Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler as judge, as well as The SER Poetry Contest and, new in 2008, Narrative Nonfiction Contest.
The SER prides itself as a valuable resource for writers, and we are continually updating our online companion with free podcasts, interviews, essays, and notes on craft from the likes of Lee Smith, Jennifer Knox, Enid Shomer, David Gessner, Rick Moody, and Ann Patchett. With nearly sixty members on our editorial staff from throughout the country and the world, we strive to publish work that is representative of our diverse interests and aesthetics, and we celebrate the eclectic mix this produces.