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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 work-in-progress 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 anthology 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 second reading period. Works submitted by February 15, 2021 will be considered for publication in spring 2021. Two 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.” You can also take a look at the guidelines for submissions, read posts on the editor’s blog here or on Medium, 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 […]