Lit. Since 1951

Heart of Dixie's Literary Community

The Southern Quill is an undergraduate literary journal edited by students at Dixie State University. Published annually since 1951, our journal has been in circulation for more than half a century. We welcome exceptional and polished submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts from writers and artists residing in Utah and Clark County, Nevada.

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Short Story, Flash Fiction, and Frame Story

Creative Non-Fiction

Personal Essay, Essay of Ideas, Travel Writing


Haiku, Free Verse, Acrostic 

Visual Art

Photographs, Digital Art, Painting

Young Adult

Anyone Under 18 Years Old

Southern Quill's annual publication would not be possible without our generous donors, contributors both writers and artists, and the hard work from our dedicated staff.  Thank you for making this journal possible.