For Immediate Release
July 26, 2022
Nobody’s Home will publish additional works!
On Thursday, August 4, the online anthology Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is adding two new works of creative nonfiction, both by writers from the South. With a focus on the beliefs, myths, and narratives in Southern culture during the five decades since 1970, these new works accepted for the anthology’s expansion discuss memories of multi-generational family relations and the history of school integration, respectively.
The contributors are DeLane Phillips and Betty Jamerson Reed. Phillips’ essay “So Many Folk” was published in the anthology in September 2021, and the forthcoming essay will be her second contribution. She lives and writes in Georgia. Reed is a new contributor to Nobody’s Home, who lives and writes in Western North Carolina. Her three published books are based on research about the history of education in the Southern Appalachians.
Editor Foster Dickson is proud to offer these additional 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 2023, though reviews and interviews will be considered year-round.
The newly published works will be rolled out on social media on Tuesday, August 4 and can also be accessed on the Index page later that evening.