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Emerging Writers Prize Announced

27 September 2014

Congratulations are in order! Poet Erin Jones and fiction writer E.L. West have been selected as this year’s winners of the Dr. Fred Robbins Memorial Award for Emerging Writers (aka The Robbins Award).

Erin’s poems “Kitchen Wound” and “Hot Mouth” and E.L.’s story “The Better Life” appeared in the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 issue.

Each year, one poet and one prose writer who have not published a full-length volume in their genre will be chosen  to receive a cash award of $100.

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Jumbo Issue Just Printed!

17 June 2016

Long time no see!

Though it’s been a year since our last issue, we are alive and well and happy to announce the new extra-thick issue including terrific work by:  Lana Austin, Robert Avery, Cecile Barlier, Robert Busby, Grant Clauser, Chauna Craig, Kyle D. Craig, Molly Damm, Chelsea Dingman, Gulchin A. Ergun, Bryana Fern, Greg Girvan, Juliana Gray, Sarah Janczak, Philip Jason, Erin Jones, Danielle LaVaque-Manty, Abby Lipscomb, Lauren Mallett, Nathan McClain, N. West Moss, William Notter, Irene O’Garden, Naheed Phiroze Patel, Andrew Pryor, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Michelle Brittan Rosado, Suzanne Roszak, Shoshauna Shy, Marjorie Stelmach, Matt Sumpter, E.L. West, and Nathan E. White.


We’ll be posting excerpts and other news soon, but we wanted to get out the news right away.

If you’ve been hankering to check us out, here is the perfect opportunity. You can buy this issue for only $5! Wow!

Note that we will continue in print as an annual journal.

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Poetry Daily appearance

27 September 2014

Michelle Boisseau’s poem “Cataract,” which appeared in the Spring 2014 issue, was featured in July. We appreciate PD’s support!

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Facebook Promotion!

18 June 2016

Click here to claim your free two-year subscription! Cheers!

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Rave Review!

16 August 2012

The lovely people at New Pages reviewed last fall’s issue earlier this year. In addition to highlighting the work of Sean Singer, Erika Meitner, Leyna Krow, Doug Watson, Makalini Bandele, and Marc McKee , they concluded with these heart-warming words, “In sum, Sou’wester is a bright, energetic publication that can be read in pajamas or pantsuits—that is, on many different levels that all seem to work well and function cohesively. The writers in this journal are uniformly excellent and marry diverse styles and content in a triumphant read.”  Of course, you’ll want to read the entire review.

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Reading now for special issue!

10 November 2012

Editors Stacey Lynn Brown and Valerie Vogrin are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the spring 2013 special issue: A Celebration of Women Writers. We are seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by female and female-identified writers in all stages of their careers. Valerie is particularly interested in innovative prose forms, work that examines the lives of women, and graphic narratives.  And Stacey is, as always, looking for poems that would take off the top of Emily Dickinson’s head.  We look forward to reading your work! Click here for more information.