level:deepsouth is a crowdsourced online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction and images, as well as to contributions for the lists.

fiction writers from Generation X in the Deep South

Silas House, born 1971 in Corbin, Kentucky

Tayari Jones, born 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia

Brad Vice, born 1973 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Jesmyn Ward, born 1977 and grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi

poets from Generation X in the Deep South

Sean Hill, from Milledgeville, Georgia

DeLana Dameron, from South Carolina

Natasha Trethewey, born 1966 in Gulfport, Mississippi

nonfiction writers and journalists from Generation X in the Deep South

Foster Dickson, born in 1974 in Montgomery

playwrights and screenwriters from Generation X in the Deep South


*To add a name to these lists of writers, use the contact form on the about page. Send the writer’s name, genres in which the writer has published, titles of published works, the writer’s birth year and birthplace, and one hyperlink where a reader can find out more. To be included, writers must have been born between 1965 and 1980 and must have lived at least part of their childhood in the Deep South.