Publisher’s description: Sou'wester is housed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, and is proud to participate in its vibrant literary community.
Our annual print issue features fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In spring 2020, Poet Eric Tran told Poets & Writers, "I see them as a journal that publishes vulnerable writing that has attitude, that will wink at you and then blow an air hankie." Sou'wester is published in collaboration with the MFA program and SIUE graduate students.
Poetry from our pages is regularly featured in Poetry Daily. We're proud to have published early work by Megan Giddings, Kyle Minor, and Donald Ray Pollock.