level:deepsouth is a crowdsourced online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of nonfiction and images, as well as to contributions for the lists.
On March 1, 2022, level:deepsouth marks its second full year online! During those two years, the anthology added long form and shorter works of nonfiction, 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. Though any submission that fits the subject matter will be considered, Foster is primarily interested in essays or memoirs by writers who were born between 1965 and 1980, and who grew up in the region.
Beginning in April 2022, level:deepsouth will also begin accepting submissions of short fiction and poetry. The subject matter of submissions should still center on the experiences of Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. To be considered, a short story or poem must either have been written between 1970 and 1999 while the writer was growing up in the Deep South, or the subject matter should center on growing in the Deep South during that time.