Congrats to the winners of our 2015 contests!
Announcing the arrival of our new issue, Vol. 33.1.
The Southeast Review‘s 2015 contests closed in March, and judges Robert Olen Butler, David Kirby, and Bob Shacochis have selected winners and finalists for our World’s Best Short-Short Story, Gearhart Poetry, and Narrative Nonfiction contests, respectively. Congratulations to those selected, and thanks to all who entered — we received a record number of entries this year. Winning entries will be published in our special contest issue in 2016. For a list of winners and finalists, click here.
We run an all-new content Writer’s Regimen to coincide with the publication of each new print issue in the fall and the spring. You could be thirty days away from a new body of work! The next Writer’s Regimen begins October 1st.
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Craft Talk: Geoff Wyss
Ignore advice about writing. It is all helpfully offered, but the more you listen, the more you will look like you snuck into other people’s closets and stole their clothes. (And they won’t feel natural on you anyway.) Do not confuse this with the notion that you don’t need advice, that you are some kind of natural. Everything you have ever written is deeply terrible. Everything you will write during graduate school–which I see you applying for despite what I’ve said–will be equally bad. You will waste a couple years lying to yourself about your ability to write…