The Third Batch of New Works on “Nobody’s Home”

Earlier today, I published the third batch of new works in Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore. This batch has twelve works that comes from all over the South and range in subject matter from disco to potato salad and from hoodoo to the prom. To browse (and hopefully read) these new works and the ones published earlier this year, visit the project’s Index page.  

Created in 2020, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is an online anthology of creative nonfiction works about beliefs, myths, and narratives in Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The publication is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. The project has had four reading periods for submissions during 2020 and 2021. The deadlines for the first three reading periods passed on December 15, February 15, and May 15, respectively. Accepted works were then published in January, March, and June. The current (fourth and final) reading period lasts from May 16 until August 15.

To learn more about the project, you can read my introduction, “Myths are the truths we live by.” Or you can take a look at the guidelines for submissions, read the works that have been published so far, read posts on the editor’s blog, like the project’s Facebook page, or follow on Twitter.

Access to Nobody’s Home is and will be free, and while the project is intended for a general readership, it will also have accompanying resources for teachers to use the works in their classrooms. 

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