On March 1, 2021, level:deepsouth marked its first full year online! During that first year, the anthology added thirteen long form works, three shorter pieces, four book reviews, and a variety of images. The project was created with the goal of documenting and sharing the experiences of Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s by collecting personal essays and memoirs about our lives back then and since then. The project is wide open for submissions. Though any submission that fits the subject matter will be considered, Foster is especially interested in essays or memoirs by writers who were born between 1965 and 1980, and who grew up in the region.

a selection of Foster’s editor’s blog posts from the project:

Alabama, ca. 1980

Arkansas, 1993: A Brief Primer on the West Memphis Three

The Lower End of the Highest Rates

“Say hi to your new mom!”

Portraits of the Editor as a Young Gen-Xer

Some good things happened too.

Historians and Journalists on the Generation-X South

Good Tunes: Local Music Festivals

Definitions, Numbers, an Exodus, and the Stories