Big News: The New New Stories From the South

Hey friends, we have good news: On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South! And the guest editor? None other than the amazing Amy Hempel. (Check out an in-depth interview with her here). Hempel has selected 25 stories for this deluxe anniversary edition. And the writers who will be featured are (drum roll, please) . . .

Wells Tower
Dorothy Allison
Kevin Wilson
Padgett Powell
Wendell Berry
Elizabeth Spencer
Ron Rash
Rick Bass
Brad Watson (2 stories)
Bret Anthony Johnston
Danielle Evans
Tim Gautreaux

Ashleigh Pederson
Adam Atlas
Megan Mayhew Bergman
George Singleton
Ben Stroud
Ann Pancake
Aaron Gwyn
Emily Quinlan
Stephen Marion
Kenneth Calhoun
Marjorie Kemper
Laura Lee Smith

12 Comments On This Post:

February 22, 2010
6:24 pm
bermudaonion (Kathy) says...

That’s exciting news to this Southerner!

November 29, 2010
11:42 am
Monday Shout Outs « Jessie Carty says...

[…] weekend I finished an anthology titled: New Stories from the South. This was a 2004 edition but really great stuff! And I love that I am starting to recognize names […]

June 11, 2012
3:02 pm
K. H. says...

Where the 2011 and 2012 Anthologies For New Stories from the South? Are you guys still publishing that anthology?

October 16, 2012
11:27 am
C Dawson says...

Is there a contest or anthology for 2012?

Just wondering.

C Dawson

November 6, 2012
11:48 am
Lee Byrd says...

Where can we submit stories published in 2012 for your consideration? Thanks and hello to everyone at Algonquin.

Lee Byrd

February 14, 2013
11:30 am
Chuck Rogers says...

Here we are in 2013 and no New Stories from the South, going on THREE years now–new Southern voices are not being discovered and Algonquin is losing out. Most folks don’t have time to scour literary journals looking for their favorite SS authors much less find new ones. I don’t know of any series that is missed as much as this one. Shame on Algonquin for not re-instituting NSS SOON!

March 5, 2013
11:06 pm
pam pearce says...

Of all the literary anthologies, this one is my favorite. I keep checking to see if it’s published yet. Please, please explain why it’s been missing!

April 21, 2013
5:53 pm
Linda Wilson says...

I, too, am anxiously awaiting another New Stories from the South edition for 2011 & 2012. The last review I read for the 2010 edition said many of the stories lacked the characteristic “Southernness” of previous collections. I was afraid they were no longer publishing at all. Any news on when we can expect something?

October 7, 2013
12:54 pm
Sam Butler says...

Wish we’d see a new edition. I’m a Southern writer publishing Southern stories; would love a shot at being in this. I know that I and several other Southern authors made it into Best American this year, at least as notables, so there’s no shortage of good Southern work to choose from… I guess the editors lost interest. A pity. This anthology series has always been one of my favorites.

December 2, 2013
9:12 pm
George Bradley says...

How can I order you books online? I enjoy them very much.

    December 13, 2013
    11:14 am
    admin says...

    So glad you enjoy them! You can find all our books by typing their titles into the Search box at the top of our website, and then on the right side of each book page are links to buy the books. Thanks so much…

May 24, 2015
1:55 pm
Chip Hall says...

I miss this anthology. Wish they would bring it back!

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