Index


The four batches of accepted works were published in January, March, June, and September 2021. Published works are indexed here by decade, location, and subject matter. Essays will likely appear under more than one heading.  

1970s

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen (Lesson Plan)

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Rat Cheer” by Claude Clayton Smith (Lesson Plan)

“The Gallaghers’ Goat” by Claude Clayton Smith

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

1980s

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer (Lesson Plan)

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Salt, Nails, and Prayer” by W. Charlene LeBrun

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

1990s

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees (Lesson Plan)

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“Pegasus” by William Nesbitt

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“Morality without God and Politics with Her” by Robert Stewart

“Graveyard Albinos and the Davenport House” by Rachel Toche (Lesson Plan)

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

2000s

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

2010s

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner (Lesson Plan)

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Backyard Barnyard” by Karen Luke Jackson

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

2020s

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“The Watermelon Party” by Karren Pell

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

Alabama

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees (Lesson Plan)

“The Opelika Symphony Orchestra” by Jeffrey Fox

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner (Lesson Plan)

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“The Watermelon Party” by Karren Pell

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Morality without God and Politics with Her” by Robert Stewart

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

Arkansas

“Come Together. Right Now.” by Guinotte Wise (Lesson Plan)

Florida

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

Georgia

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Pegasus” by William Nesbitt

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

Kentucky

[no works]

Louisiana

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Salt, Nails, and Prayer” by W. Charlene LeBrun

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

“Come Together. Right Now.” by Guinotte Wise

Mississippi

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Graveyard Albinos and the Davenport House” by Rachel Toche (Lesson Plan)

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

North Carolina

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen (Lesson Plan)

“In the Keeping” by C. Bee (Lesson Plan)

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Backyard Barnyard” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford (Lesson Plan)

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

South Carolina

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

“Where Will They Go?” by Janet Lynne Douglass

Tennessee

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer (Lesson Plan)

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

Texas

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

Virginia 

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Rat Cheer” by Claude Clayton Smith (Lesson Plan)

“The Gallaghers’ Goat” by Claude Clayton Smith

Arts

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford (Lesson Plan)

Books/Reading

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

Education/Schools

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“Morality without God and Politics with Her” by Robert Stewart

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

Environment

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner (Lesson Plan)

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

Family

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner (Lesson Plan)

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Backyard Barnyard” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“Pegasus” by William Nesbitt

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Food

“Backyard Barnyard” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Gender

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Government

“Where Will They Go?” by Janet Lynne Douglass

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

“Morality without God and Politics with Her” by Robert Stewart

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

Healthcare

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen (Lesson Plan)

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Where Will They Go?” by Janet Lynne Douglass

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

Music

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“The Opelika Symphony Orchestra” by Jeffrey Fox

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford (Lesson Plan)

Outsiders

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees (Lesson Plan)

“Where Will They Go?” by Janet Lynne Douglass

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

 “Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

Race

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees (Lesson Plan)

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“So Many Folk” by DeLane Phillips

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

Religion

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer (Lesson Plan)

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford (Lesson Plan)

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“Morality without God and Politics with Her” by Robert Stewart

“Graveyard Albinos and the Davenport House” by Rachel Toche (Lesson Plan)

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

Sexuality

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen (Lesson Plan)

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

Sports

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“Salt, Nails, and Prayer” by W. Charlene LeBrun

Work

“In the Keeping” by C. Bee (Lesson Plan)

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Melding in McCormick” by Pilar DiPietro

“Where Will They Go?” by Janet Lynne Douglass

“Backyard Barnyard” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“Rat Cheer” by Claude Clayton Smith (Lesson Plan)

Youth

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“For an Athlete Dying Young” by Margaret Donovan Bauer

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer (Lesson Plan)

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier (Lesson Plan)

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“1993” by CE Martin (Lesson Plan)

“The Yearbook Let Her Have the Last Word” by Van Newell

“Tunnel Vision” by Clayann Gilliam Panetta

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Out of Many, One” by Maddie Rhodes

“Graveyard Albinos and the Davenport House” by Rachel Toche (Lesson Plan)

“My Apprenticeship in the Shed Society” by Cesca Janece Waterfield

“Tamiami Trail Tale” by Jennifer Weir

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada