Attention Southern Writers and Journalists! Submission Call!

From Managing Editor of Twisted South Magazine:

“Twisted South is currently accepting submissions for previously unpublished short fiction, nonfiction, flash pieces/vignettes, book/album and music reviews, and historical essays. All work must exemplify an eccentric aspect of contemporary or historical Southern culture. Please limit your work to 2500 words except for flash fiction and book reviews which should be limited to 500 words. Book reviews should be on a book that showcases eccentric Southern culture or a Southern author. We like Barry Hannah, Rick Bragg, Flannery O’Connor, and Larry Brown, to name a few.

We’re looking for pieces that exemplify Southern culture whether it’s the sinister underbelly tales of obscure juke-joints to the cufflink charm of high-class aristocracy. We want pieces that speak to our readers in a voice that exemplifies the South’s hardships, triumphs, social attitudes, labors, humor and truths. If it’s eccentrically Southern, we want to read it.

Send submissions to: twistedsouthlit@gmail.com. Please include a brief bio of no more than 250 words with your submissions. Also, include the type of work you’re submitting in the subject line (short, flash, etc.). Simultaneous submissions are welcome provided you notify us as soon as the work is accepted elsewhere. Please allow 3-6 weeks for reply.”

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Chef Asha Gomez of Atlanta’s Cardamom Hill

Had the pleasure of chatting with Chef Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill at the opening Toast for the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on May 11, 2012. What a lovely person and so down-to-earth. She and I began to talk about how no matter where you are in the world, there is something special about the food in the Southern region of any country as well as the people. We agreed that this subject needed more in-depth exploration. Southern India to the Southern US. Story coming soon to Deep South Magazine! Thanks to Thomas Spravka of spravkaimaging.com for this great memory!