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Thank you for visiting Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore. The project, founded in 2020 by writer-editor Foster Dickson, is a forthcoming online anthology of creative nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The publication is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. 

Submissions are currently being accepted for the project’s first reading period. Works submitted by December 15, 2020 will be considered for publication in early 2021. Three other reading periods will follow, until the anthology is completed in late 2021.

To learn more about the project, you can read the editor’s introduction, “Myths are the truths we live by.” Or you can take a look at the guidelines for submissions, read posts on the editor’s blog, like the project’s Facebook page, or follow on Twitter.

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Nobody’s Home is an online anthology of creative-nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The publication collects personal essays, memoirs, and contemplative pieces about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the […]