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Explore the best of Southern culture with a pitch to this book's 'Odes' section
By Wendy Huston -
August 2, 2012
The information in this article is current and accurate.
Circulation: 30,000 Frequency: Quarterly Special issues: "Best of the South" and state-specific "Music" issues appear every year. The other themes vary; in 2012, there was a "Visual South" issue and the "New South Journalism" issue.
Background:The Oxford American is a rare breed -- glossy, literary, and hip -- and it's looking for good writing of almost any type, as long as it shines a lamp south of the Mason-Dixon line. Former editor-in-chief Marc Smirnoff started the title back in 1992, for the incredible reason that the kind of magazine he wanted to read did not yet exist: a smart, expansive forum for the exploration of and ruminations on all things Southern. "You could argue that the South has the most varied and exciting literary tradition in the country," Smirnoff said; likewise, the region's complex culture is both rich with tradition and dynamic in its response to the swift changes of modernity. The Oxford American, which endeavors to capture all of these themes, is kind of like a Harper's with hospitality....
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