Award-winning writing from storySouth

In addition to the following stories, essays, and poetry from storySouth which have received special recognition, storySouth has also been honored for its annual Million Writers Award, which has been named a Hot Site by USA Today and was the subject of a feature interview with storySouth editor Jason Sanford in the 2005 Novel and Short Stories Writers Market.

2005 WASHINGTON WRITING PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION

Julia Thomas’ short story “Worms,” published in the Summer 2004 issue of storySouth, won the 2005 Washington Writing Prize for Short Fiction. As the award states, “Thomas won the admiration of the judging committee for the straightforward way in which her story, ‘Worms,’...dealt with the difficult subject of grief. Her character’s confusion about how to make sense of her son’s untimely death had the ring of truth.” This was Julia’s first fiction publication.

NATJA AWARD

Stephen Ausherman’s essay “The Road to Drumcree,” published in the Summer 2004 edition of storySouth, was a runner-up in the ”Best Travel Article Written for Internet“ category of the 2004 North American Travel Journalists Association’s (NATJA) awards.

NEWPAGES

NewPages, a web portal for news, information, and guides to the independent media, has an excellent review of storySouth’s Spring 2004 issue, with special notice given to the essays “Literary Minutiae at the Present Time” by Jim Booth and “The Threatened Ecology of a Southern Girl” by Emily Bowles.

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION’SArts and Letters Daily

Arts and Letters Daily, a service of The Chronicle of Higher Education, selected The Marrow of the Bone of Contention: A Barbecue Journal by Jake Adam York as an “Article of Note.”

E2INK ANTHOLOGY OF BEST WEB-PUBLISHED FICTION

The e2ink anthology is a collection of the best fiction published on the internet in 2002. Two stories from storySouth were selected for the anthology, which was published by Mild Horse Press. Stories from storySouth in the anthology: An Expense of Spirit by Maryanne Stahl; Laudie’s Demon by Alan Davis.

MOBYLIVES

The following works published in storySouth have been selected as “Whale Sightings” (ie, fiction and poetry of the week) by MobyLives, a literary news and commentary website hosted by columnist Dennis Loy Johnson. Fiction: Where She Was by Kelly Cherry; A View from Eagle Rock Mountain by Krista McGruder (her new collection of short stories, Beula Land, contains two stories originally published in storySouth, A View from Eagle Rock Mountain and Divination); Stranded at the Top of a Ferris Wheel with Judy Long, County Fairgrounds, April 7, 1982 by Scott Yarbrough. Poetry: Storyville Diary by Natasha Trethewey

In addition to these honors, another story recently published on storySouth caught a new writer the attention of the William Morris Agency and several poems and stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Finally, storySouth has been profiled on The Drunken Boat and reviewed by the Bodega Survey on Web del Sol.