Index

The three batches of accepted works were published on January 15, March 22, and June 15, respectively. (The fourth and final reading period is underway until August 15.) 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

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Rat Cheer” by Claude Clayton Smith

“The Gallaghers’ Goat” by Claude Clayton Smith

1980s

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

1990s

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“1993” by CE Martin

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

“Pegasus” by William Nesbitt

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

2000s

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

2010s

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“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

“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

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees

“The Opelika Symphony Orchestra” by Jeffrey Fox

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner

“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

Arkansas

“Come Together. Right Now.” by Guinotte Wise

Florida

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Georgia

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Pegasus” by William Nesbitt

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

Kentucky

Louisiana

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

“Come Together. Right Now.” by Guinotte Wise

Mississippi

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Made in Mississippi” by Randall S. Weeks

North Carolina

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford

“1993” by CE Martin

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

South Carolina

Tennessee

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“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

“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

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

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“1993” by CE Martin

“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

“Watershed” by Michael Hettich

Family

“The Rooster” by Spike Anderson

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“Ghost House” by Anita Miller Garner

“Songlines” 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

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“The South in Texas” by SL Wisenberg

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Food

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

“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

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada

Government

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

“Blood in the Pool” by Matthew Teutsch

Healthcare

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

Music

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“The Opelika Symphony Orchestra” by Jeffrey Fox

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford

Outsiders

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees

“Damn Yankee” by Lynn Magill

“1993” by CE Martin

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

“Grits and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

Race

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“Bronze Images” by Deidra Suwanee Dees

“1993” by CE Martin

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“My Ole Granny” by Karren Pell

“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

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“Momma’s Bible” by Rora M Kellis

“Voices of the Past” by Brenda Kay Ledford

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

“True Believer” by Jack Wallace

Sexuality

“‘Right is slow and tardy . . .’ “ by Robin Helms Allen

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

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

Work

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“Two Chairs” by Norman McMillan

“Rat Cheer” by Claude Clayton Smith

Youth

“Long-Haired Disco Boys” by Terry Barr

“What in the World?” by Stephanie Rose Bird

“Big Sandy Meets the Devil” by Kevin T. Brewer

“Home Sweet Home” by Rhonda Collier

“Songlines” by Karen Luke Jackson

“1993” by CE Martin

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

“Miss Fish” by Susie Paul

“Watch the Throne” by Jasmyne Ray

“Questions about Potato Salad” by Shannon Yarbrough

“Dinnertime” by Loria Zavada