Twisted South Magazine: The Essential, Eccentric South.


Visit any of the categories below to see specific guideline for each department

Twisted South Magazine is looking for submissions in all categories of Southern food and drink. This is the South, and just like our crazy people, we're damn proud of our food and libation too.

We are accepting Southern food articles on anything from moonshine to the 'mom and pop' corner grocery to your Granny's Ambrosia and affection for bourbon chasers. Short biographical pieces, recipes (old, new and fusion), restaurant reviews, gardening tips, regional cuisine, rare/heritage breed plants and farm animals, BBQ joints, dive and classy Southern bars...anything and everything Southern food!  You don't need to be based in the South, but your story must be wholly Southern and a bit "Twisted".
 
FOR ALL CATEGORIES
 
- All contact Info (Name, Address, Email) should be at the top of the first page.
 
- A short bio, no more than 250 words, at the end of your piece.
 
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed. However, if work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your piece immediately.
 
- Twisted South only accepts unpublished work.

- We will contact you within 3-4 weeks regardless of acceptance

Twisted South magazine is looking for literary works—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as reviews and interviews—as authentic and unapologetic as the South itself. We strive to always publish work that is intelligent, challenging and, of course, twisted. You work doesn't necessarily have to be based in the South, but something about it should be Southern. A character, a trait or tradition, an idea; your work should feel like it could rest comfortably in the South. Not every character needs a redneck accent or a biscuit in their hand; we aim to celebrate the essential, eccentric South. Your work ought to reflect that.

 
Interested? Follow the instructions below for each category and send us your best damn work.
 
 
FOR ALL CATEGORIES
 
- All contact Info (Name, Address, Email) should be at the top of the first page.
 
- Place word count below contact info.
 
- A short bio, no more than 250 words, at the end of your piece. You may list previous publishes, but we are proud to use work from unpublished writers.
 
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed. However, if work is accepted elsewhere (and congrats on that), please withdraw your piece immediately.
 
- In the Title box for all submissions, write the TYPE of submission (Fiction, Nonfiction, Interview, Review) and then the title. ex: FICTION: My Story. Because the Lit section encompasses many types of work, this helps keep things orderly.
 
- Twisted South only accepts unpublished work.
 
 
FICTION & NONFICTION
 
- Stories can be no longer than 3000 words; truly outstanding work which is longer than this has the possibility of being serialized,  but still absolutely no longer than 6000 words. There is no minimum word count. NOTE: We are currently looking for flash fiction (1000 words or shorter)
 
- Novel excerpts are allowed as long as the novel has not yet been released. Excerpts should be able to stand alone as their own story.
 
 
POETRY
 
- Poems may be no more than 3 pages long.
 
 
REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
 
- Reviews of books or literary events are encouraged. Book reviews should be between 150-300 words. Event reviews may run up to 500 words.
 
- Interviews with Southern authors or anyone else within the literary field (editors, publishers, bookshop owners) are welcome. Photographs to accompany pieces are encouraged, but know that our standards are quite high and that we do not often use staged shots. Word counts are flexible and can be trimmed down later if needed.