Winter 2017

We live in a progress-driven, youth-oriented world. The dramatic social, technical, and economic changes of the last twenty years would make this world scarcely recognizable to someone who...

Fall 2016

For the first time this fall of 2016, the U.S. presidential nominee for one of the two major parties was a woman. This inspired South Writ Large to ask our contributors to share some of...

Summer 2016

"The virtue of maps, they show what can be done with limited space, they foresee that everything can happen therein." - José Saramago, The Stone Raft In the summer issue of South Writ...

Spring 2016

The history of the human race is one of migration. We all come from a small region in Africa, but we have managed to scatter to every nook and cranny of the earth. The motivations for...

Winter 2016

The Oxford Dictionary defines "aftermath" as 1. The consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event and 2. Farming: New grass growing after mowing or harvest. Through...

Fall 2015

The chill in the air and the falling of leaves herald All Saints Day, Veterans Day, and the Day of the Dead, and thoughts turn to remembrance of those departed. Cemeteries become places of...

Summer 2015

The South has always tolerated and even encouraged the unique and unusual, the one of a kind. The Summer 2015 issue explores institutions - predominantly museums - off the beaten path or...

Spring 2015

The Spring issue of South Writ Large explores “the land” and our connections to it. In The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell Berry says, “Our land passes in and...

Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of South Writ Large contemplates the role of nostalgia and memory in shaping creative expression. Our recollections may be unreliable witnesses to the facts, but the...

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 South Writ Large's Fall 2014 issue features contributions about politics, which has always played an important role in shaping the history of both the American South and the...

Summer 2014

Summer 2014 The Summer 2014 issue of South Writ Large celebrates the many forms of food and drink. Food does more than sustain; it binds us to places and people, offers an outlet for...

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 “I am the captain of my soul.” ― William Ernest Henley Confinement takes many forms, binding us physically, mentally, or emotionally. Our Spring 2014 issue looks at...

Winter 2014

Winter 2014 Winter is a time of quiet regeneration. The New Year marks the passage from the riotous abundance of the holidays to the calm renewal of energy that leads us to Spring. In...

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 The concept of memory is as elusive as the thing remembered. In this issue, our contributors find myriad ways to capture and lend meaning to memories. When traveling abroad,...

Summer 2013

Summer 2013 Our summer issue features some of the South's best storytellers. Spinning yarns is a Southern tradition, and our contributors have woven a handful of tales about Southern...

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 This issue explores the idea of "generations," which includes notions of time, ancestry, legacy, inheritance, what we know versus what we imagine--a sense of continuity and...

Winter 2013

Winter 2013 What gives a city, town, or region its character? How do artists engage place in their works? Does location matter? In the Winter 2013 issue of South Writ Large,...

Fall 2012

Fall 2012 In this Fall issue of South Writ Large, we explore tribalism in all its creative manifestations. Since time immemorial, humans have been driven to form organic or artificial...

Summer 2012

Summer 2012 When we typically think of summertime, we think of travel, new and unfamiliar territory, adventures, gathering points, and of course sunshine. In this issue, we hit the...

Spring 2012

Spring 2012 The American South has always been global, home to people from every continent, many of whom arrived from distant shores, some by choice, some by force. We recognize...

Winter 2011

Welcome Welcome to the inaugural issue of South Writ Large, a quarterly magazine that explores the relationship of the American South to the wider world. The magazine presents the many...