For Immediate Release
September 16, 2021
Nobody’s Home will publish its fourth batch of new works!
On Tuesday, September 21, the online anthology Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is adding twelve more works of creative nonfiction by writers from around the South and outside of it. With a focus on the beliefs, myths, and narratives in Southern culture during the five decades since 1970, the fourth and final batch of works accepted for the anthology’s initial compilation covers such diverse subjects as horse racing, sheds, rural emergency rooms and “swamp people.”
The fourth group of contributors includes Margaret Bauer, Cindy Bee, Pilar DiPietro, Janet Lynne Douglass, Karen Luke Jackson, W. Charlene LeBrun, Clayann Gilliam Panetta, DeLane Phillips, Maddie Rhodes, Rachel Toche, Cesca Janece Waterfield, and Jennifer Weir.
Editor Foster Dickson is proud to offer this eclectic group 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 still interested in adding their own voices to the anthology should read the submission guidelines to find out how to submit. The next open reading period for creative nonfiction will begin in April 2022, though reviews and interviews will be considered year-round.
The newly published works will be rolled out on social media on during the evening of Tuesday, September 21 then can be accessed on the Index page starting on Wednesday, September 22.