SEROnline, Fall 2012


“Devil Dog” by A.V. Phibes

A.V. Phibes is a mostly self-taught illustrator/cartoonist based in Brooklyn, who has been working professionally for the past 12 years. Phibes has illustrated for books, plays, events, catalogs, websites, party clowns, and fire-eaters. Phibes’ artwork has been shown at Trinity Gallery in Philadelphia, Blue Ruin Gallery in Pittsburgh, and Seattle Erotic Art Festival, among others.

Our 2013 Contest deadlines have been extended a week! You now have until March 22nd, 2013 to send us your best short-short stories, poetry, and narrative nonfiction! Visit our contest page for more information!

An ALL-NEW-MATERIAL Writing Regimen for Adults is now available for purchase here! Sign yourself up — or a special writer in your life — for 30 Days of inspiration. While you’re waiting for it to start, check out the winning entry from our Winter Regimen Cycle, Kimberly L. Wright’s poem, “Marginalia.” p.s. The regimen comes with a complimentary copy of SER’s most-recent print issue, 31.1, due out in two weeks!


Public Notice:

Please join us in congratulating our 2012 Pushcart-Nominated Authors! Volume 30.1

  1. Poetry: “Wolf Logic,” by Francine Witte
  2. Fiction: “The Birds Over the Village N.,” by Stephan Eirik Clark

Volume 30.2

  1. Poetry: “Like Father,” by Rich Smith
  2. Fiction: “The Tallest Trees in Lancaster, California,” by Chris McCormick
  3. Nonfiction: “The Sun Is Warm,” by Greg Bowers
  4. “The Least Objectionable Thing,” by Jason Tucker

Hearty congratulations go out to Joe Vallese, an Issue 29.2 contributor whose essay, “Blood, Brothers,” was selected as a Notable Essay for the upcoming Best American Essays anthology! We’re thrilled to bursting for you, Joe! Read the essay here! A RE-RUN of our Latest Regimen for Adults will launch on DECEMBER 1st! Sign up yourself or a writer in your life to lock in thirty days of writing inspiration, and while you’re waiting for the cycle to start, read the winning entry from our fall cycle, an essay by Susan Bulloch called “Ghosts on the Porch.” Issue 30.2 of the inimitable Southeast Review is available for purchase & is rather spectacular

2013 Contest Season is now open!

  • Erin Belieu will judge the Gearhart Poetry Contest.
  • Diana Roberts will preside over The Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction Contest
  • Robert Olen Butler will return to select The World’s Best Short-Short Story
  • The contest is OPEN from rightthismoment to March 15, 2013 MARCH 22nd 2013!!!

We hope you take advantage of this extension, and send us your best work!