Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Southern Literary Review Expands Staff and Contributors

Here's an update:
Southern Literary Review

Southern Literary Review (SLR), the most comprehensive and current online source for interviews, profiles and reviews on southern authors and their contributions to American literature, adds award-winning editor and writer Adele Annesi as managing editor.

SLR, led by Editor-in-Chief Julie Cantrell, features the works of classic writers who have defined southern literature, and highlights emerging and established authors from the south. "I've worked with SLR as a contributor for about a year, and very much appreciate Julie's diligence and the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the southern writing tradition embodied by today's southern writers," Annesi said.

A former development editor for Scholastic, Annesi is a book editor specializing in nonfiction and memoir. Also a press correspondent and writer, she has contributed to newspapers, magazines, blogs and literary journals. Her "After the Sunflowers" essay is part of Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers. She won Poetic Voices of America's editor's choice award, and teaches The Art of Editing in Writing workshops. "I look forward to fostering the work of fellow writers with such a rich legacy," Annesi said.

Founded in 2004 by author, editor and teacher Jamie Cox Robertson, SLR came under the leadership of Julie Cantrell in 2010. "We're pleased to provide profiles of novelists like Tom Wolfe and Wendell Berry, as well as interviews with emerging southern writers by the likes of Kevin Brockmeier, Mark Richard and Karen White," Cantrell noted. "With a substantial body of original content, SLR is dedicated to engaging and insightful content. We don't limit ourselves to the slim list of bestsellers, so we're able to explore a broad range of southern writing. We're always looking for talented writers and serious readers to contribute to the site."

For more information, contact Julie Cantrell or Adele Annesi.   

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