The Southern Quarterly is soliciting reviewers for books related the Civil Rights Movement. Reviewers will be asked to submit reviews by July 15, 2014, for possible publication in our special issue on Freedom Summer, which is scheduled to be released in late October 2014. Interested scholars should contact the Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of available books.
The Southern Quarterly publishes thoughtful review essays on one or more recent non-fiction books or films that contribute to the study of Southern culture. We do not review volumes of poetry or fiction. Usually, the Book Review Editor or the Film Review Editor will solicit reviews. However, scholars who are interested in reviewing for SoQ should contact the Managing Editor to indicate their areas of expertise. Solicitation of a review or the submission of an unsolicited review does not guarantee publication.
Reviews are generally 1,300-1,800 words. In addition to describing the work being reviewed, they should include analysis that places the work in a larger context. This might include discussion of the work in the context of the author/filmmaker’s previous works, work by other authors/filmmakers, and/or the work’s potential impact on the study of Southern culture or a specific field within that study.
SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. For more for submission guidelines and other information about our journal, please visit our website at: www.usm.edu/soq
The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. For SoQ, "the arts" is defined broadly, and includes painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, photography, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture from such disciplines as literature, folklore, anthropology, and history. "The South" is defined as the region south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Regular features include reviews of books and films, periodic reviews of exhibitions and performances, as well as interviews with writers and artists.
Diane DeCesare Ross
Managing Editor, The Southern Quarterly
The University of Southern Mississippi
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