We are pleased to announce the final judges of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for our 2009 Literary Contest (listed below). New Southerner‘s editorial advisory board and staff members will determine finalists in each category. Final judges will select winners and runners-up. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2009. Click here for Contest Guidelines. We welcome electronic submissions.
Poetry: James Baker Hall (author of Praeder’s Letters, The Mother on the Other Side of the World and Pleasure)
Fiction: Janna McMahan (author of Calling Home and The Ocean Inside)
Nonfiction: Cathleen Medwick (author of Teresa of Avila: The Progress of a Soul and contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine)