Thanks to everyone who came to our 2018 launch party! We had a full house, cake, and got to listen to readings from our wonderful contributors. They were - and are - awesome! It was a treat to be able to listen to these stories in person by the authors and artists themselves as they explained the back stories and techniques behind their work. They are very inspiring, and I hope that those who were able to attend were inspired and encouraged as well.
Thanks again to all of our contributors and we want to encourage you all - whether you've submitted this year or previous years - to submit again next year! We are so proud of our work and are thrilled to showcase the amazing talents of these writers and artists. Look out in the fall for our submission acceptances dates for next years.
If you haven't already, you can still purchase copies of our 2018 issue online, as well as T-shirts (go to our "submit" tab, click submit, and look for the T-shirt and 2018 issue button).
We look forward to all of your future submissions, and I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors. Most of all, I encourage you to keep writing and keep creating!
The Southern Quill 2018
Top to bottom, left to right: 1) 2018 The Southern Quill cake 2) Managing Editor Rachel Seegmiller welcoming and distributing awards 3) Dr. Stephen Armstrong reading off the plaque dedicated to the Annie Atkin Tanner Memorial Poetry Scholarship biography 4) Full house! 5) Second Runner-Up for both the Naythan M. Fiction Award and the Annie Atkin Tanner Poetry Scholarship Alexander Derbidge with his awards 6) Ben Luce, contributor 7) Jacob Shakespeare, contributor 8) Leslie Twitchell, contributor 9) Lorraine Jeffery, contributor 10) Bronson Beatty, contributor 11) Alex Flowers, contributor 12) Sara Martinez, contributor and winner of the Annie Atkin Tanner Poetry Scholarship and First Runner-Up of the Naythan M. Bell Fiction Award