Friday, October 31


Submissions are now being accepted for the spring/summer 2009 issue of Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, to be published by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University. The theme of the issue will be "Appalachian Foodways."

The magazine seeks nonfiction and fiction work, including news and feature articles, interviews, personal essays, reviews, short stories, poems, photographs, photographic essays, and line art or graphic illustrations. Work can have a contemporary or historical focus. Excellence in writing and reporting and image quality are important, as is the tie-in to Appalachia. Fiction, news, and feature articles, interviews, and personal essays generally run between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Because Now & Then is part of a non-profit, educational initiative, payment is modest and generally in the form of a small honorarium. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2009. Send queries or completed manuscripts (in Microsoft Word) to the magazine's editor, Fred Sauceman: