long form

level:deepsouth is an 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 (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists. “long form” is for contemplative and narrative works of creative nonfiction that dive deeper into complexities and nuances.


“Bitter Melon Soup” by Rob Linné 


“Camp Earl Wallace” by Elena Vale Wahl

“When We Were Wiccan” by C. Don Jones

“Milius, McCarthy, and Me” by Russell Worth Parker


“Dinner on the Grounds” by Luisa Kay Reyes 

“The Baby Blue Bomber” by Adam Powell 

“Revved Up like a What?” by Vallie Lynn Watson 

“Southern Christian Soccer-Punk and Other Unicorns” by Ben Beard

“Terror in the Flesh: A Snapshot of the ’90s” by Ben Beard

“Angry Days and the Devil’s Haircut: Music at the End of History, 1989 – 1999” by Ben Beard

“A Summer, A Fall” by Wes Blake 

“That was Lana” by William Nesbitt

“At the Epitome” by William Nesbitt

“Truants” by David Armand

“Andrea” by Bob Chikos

“In a Closet in a Dorm” by Bob Chikos

“Lollapalooza ’92” by Foster Dickson

To view the submission guidelines, click here.