Throwback: “Midnight Clear” by Jill McCorkle (Winter 2007)

For the last #TBT of 2014, we look forward (and back) to Christmas Eve, as imagined by longtime The Southern Review contributor Jill McCorkle in her rollicking story, “Midnight Clear.” Please enjoy the free read from our archives, and, to all our readers and friends out there, best wishes for the holiday season from everyone at The Southern Review.

We’ll see you in 2015 for our eightieth anniversary year!

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Throwback: “Thanksgiving” by Jonathan Fink (Autumn 2003)

A week after Thanksgiving, and we’re still feeling grateful for all the great literature in our lives. We’d like to share the poem “Thanksgiving” by Jonathan Fink. The poem originally ran in The Southern Review’s autumn 2003 issue. Fink’s work from that issue is included in the forthcoming collection, The Crossing, out in April from Dzanc Books.

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Pushcart 2015 Special Mentions and 2016 Nominations

We are thrilled to share the news that a number of pieces published in The Southern Review were given a “Special Mention” in the 2015 edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology. Congratulations to:

  • James Lee Burke, for “Going Across Jordan” (Spring 2013)
  • Bonnie Jo Campbell, for “Crimes Against A Wrecker Driver” (Spring 2013)
  • Caitlin Horrocks, for “Year of the Dog” (Summer 2013)
  • Michael Knight, for “Water and Oil” (Autumn 2013)

Prose editor and coeditor Emily Nemens also received a special mention for her story “The Derrotero Method,” which appeared in the Autumn 2013 issue of The Gettysburg Review.

We’ve also just selected our nominations for the next round of Pushcarts, the 2016 anthology, Pushcart XL. Congratulations to our nominees:

  • Gary Gildner, for “Timmy Sheean Is a Prime Example” (Autumn 2014)
  • Hafeez Lakhani, for “If We Show That We Like They Make More Mainga” (Autumn 2014)
  • Jo Lloyd, for “Your Magic Summer” (Autumn 2014)
  • Dean Rader, for “The Dissection” (Autumn 2014)
  • Catie Rosemurgy, for “Who Are You and to What Are You Joined?” (Autumn 2014)
  • W. D. Snodgrass, for “Medea’s Vow” (Summer 2014)

To order back issues that include these stories, essays, poems, visit our online store.

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Throwback: “Turkey Hunting” by Jesse Dwyer (Summer 2007)

Gearing up for Thanksgiving? So is The Southern Review, with this #TBT poem by Jesse Dwyer. “Turkey Hunting” originally appeared in the summer 2007 issue.

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Throwback: “That Year” by Susan Laughter Meyers (Spring 2006)

For this week’s #TBT we’d like to feature “That Year,” a poem by Susan Laughter Meyers, first published in The Southern Review in Spring 2006. “That Year” was reprinted in Keep and Give Away (University of South Carolina Press, 2006).

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