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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 myths, beliefs, 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. 

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, like the project’s Facebook page, or follow on Twitter.

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What is this?

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 […]

How do I submit?

Submissions to Nobody’s Home should be accessible to a general audience with a reasonable education level, and may contain 1,000 to 5,000 words. Facts that are included in the work, such as direct quotes, statistics, or polling, should include sources to aid the editor in evaluating the work. The editor favors works that have humanity […]