For Immediate Release
January 12, 2021
Nobody’s Home publishes its first new works!
On Friday, January 15, 2021, the new online anthology Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is publishing its first thirteen works of creative nonfiction by writers from around the South. With a focus on the beliefs, myths, and narratives that have pervaded Southern culture in the five decades from 1970 through 2020, the first works accepted to the anthology cover a broad range of subjects, places, and times— from Jesse Helms’ conservative politics in North Carolina to playing classical music outside the Winn-Dixie in Opelika, Alabama.
The first contributors include Robin Helms Allen, Kevin T. Brewer, Rhonda Collier, Deidra Suwanee Dees, Jeffrey Fox , Anita Miller Garner, Brenda Kay Ledford, William Nesbitt, Karren Pell, Claude Clayton Smith, Matthew Teutsch, Guinotte Wise, and Lori Zavada.
Editor Foster Dickson is proud to offer this diverse first batch of essays that center on beliefs, myths, and narratives in the modern South. To learn more about the project, its focus, and its goals, you can read Foster’s introduction to the project “Myths are the truths we live by,” or other posts in his editor’s blog Groundwork. Writers who are interested in adding their own voices to the anthology should read the submission guidelines to find out how to submit.
The thirteen newly published works will be rolled out on social media on Friday, then can be accessed on the Index page starting on Saturday, January 16, 2021.