Southern Humanities Review :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines

Southern Humanities Review cover        Buy current issue now

Southern Humanities Review

About Southern Humanities Review: Fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history by new and established writers. Also publishes translations.

Contact Information:

9088 Haley Center

Auburn University

Auburn, AL  36849

Phone: (334) 844-9088



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-3 months Payment: copies Contests: no ISSN: 0038-4186 Founded: 1967 Issues per year: 4 Average pages: 104 Sample copy (postpaid): $5, $8 non-US Cover Price: $5 Subscription: $18 (new USA subscribers get one year for $10); $23 non-US

Publisher’s Description: The Southern Humanities Review was founded in 1967 as the official organ of the Southern Humanities Council, with which it remains affiliated. National and international in scope, SHR publishes fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history. Translations in all genres have also appeared in the journal. Our pages feature both established veterans and promising new writers. Our aim is to rediscover and revisit our cultural heritage and to participate in charting the future course of the humanities by bringing that heritage sharply into question. Contributors have included Elfriede Jelinek, Vincent Descombes, Christopher Norris, Sheryl St. Germain, Lee Zacharias, Kent Nelson, Donald Hall, R. T. Smith, Bin Ramke, Andrew Hudgins, Nanci Kincaid, Walt McDonald, and David Citino. Selections from SHR have been anthologized or have received honorable mention in New Stories from the South and Best American Essays, and have been reprinted in numerous critical editions.

The Southern Humanities Review is published quarterly in association with the Auburn University English Department. The Editors’ Comment of each Winter issue announces the recipients of the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Awards for the best essay, story, and poem published in the previous year.

Recent issues:

This Winter 2014 issue features nonfiction by Molly Antopol and Annita Sawyer; fiction by Ajay Vishwanathan, Mindy Friddle, and Mark Jacobs; poetry by Peter Kline, Brittany Perham, KMA Sullivan, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Meg Day, Brian Simoneau, Jay Nebel, John Hoppenthaler, Renee Emerson, Doug Ramspeck, Lisa J. Cihlar, Cutter Streeby, and Todd Balazic; and book reviews by John Perryman, Graham Good, Tyrone Jaeger, and Michelle Peñaolza.

The Fall 2013 issue features an essay by James Braziel; fiction by Vic Sizemore, Jared Yates Sexton, and Christopher Linforth; poems by Lisa Wells, Tom Holmes, Devon Branca, Nikki Zielinski, Toni Hanner, Molly Tenenbaum, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Sergio Coddou (trans. Lea Graham), Sophie Klahr, Martha Silano, Clay Matthews, and Maya Jewell Zeller; and book reviews by Amanda Brickell Bellows, Robin Sabino, Sarah Kennedy, Dorene O’Brien, N. S. Boone, and Emma Bolden.

Summer 2013: Contributors include Collen Abel, Richard N. Bentley, Ciaran Berry, Mark Jay Brewin Jr., Ezra Carlsen, Robin Carstensen, Francesca Cauchi, Sharon Chmielarz, Joey Connelly, Weston Cutter, Julie Danho, Melissa Dickson, Bill Diskin, Paul Fleming, Jeffrey Galbraith, Graham Good, Graham Hillard, Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, Jessica Kinnison, Al Maginnes, John Phillips, Jason Primm, Matthew Siegel, Kara van de Graaf, Nic Walker, and Jody A. Zorgdrager.


last updated 08/14/2014