Southern Cultures welcomes submissions from scholars and other thoughtful writers about all aspects of the history and cultures of the U.S. South. We publish essays, articles, interviews, personal reminiscences, photo essays, and poetry. 

Because we have both a scholarly and informed general readership, we are especially interested in reader-friendly articles and essays that explore southern topics in a broad and accessible manner, while retaining scholarly rigor. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you read Southern Cultures before you submit your work. For full submissions guidelines, visit

For questions of style, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and follow the Chicago Manual of Style Citation Quick Guide for guidance on formatting endnotes. For spelling and hyphenation, please consult Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. 

We do not accept simultaneous submissions and ask that you do not submit your work elsewhere while it is under consideration at Southern Cultures.