Open for Submissions
Submissions are now being accepted for level:deepsouth, an online anthology that documents the experiences of Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.
The writer, editor and curator is Foster Dickson who lives in Montgomery, Alabama.
Any submission that fits the subject matter will be considered, however, special consideration will be given to works by writers who were born between 1965 and 1980, and who grew up in the Deep South. If you’re interested in submitting, click here.
About Generation X, Foster Writes:
“Generation X…in the Deep South…meant we were raised in newly integrated neighborhoods, schools, parks, restaurants, and stores by parents who had grown up segregated. Extremely high divorce rates also meant that we were the “most unsupervised generation in American history,” and our babysitters were MTV and VBS. Yet, in a time after the Selma-to-Montgomery March and before the internet, our upbringing in the Deep South was steeped in an eclectic cultural stew made from Boy Scout jamborees and little league sports, dirt bikes and secret forts, Smokey and the Bandit and Valley Girl, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson, The Cosby Show and Dukes of Hazzard, Members Only jackets and break dancing.
“Today, the youngest of Generation X are turning 40, and times have changed a great deal. The Boy Scouts went bankrupt. Michael Jackson, Burt Reynolds, and Prince are all dead. Bill Cosby is in prison. Only old white guys wear Members Only jackets. And kids don’t play outside anymore. So, while the Boomers and the Millennials fight over who’s best, we can ignore them both and tell our stories…”
For a different view of the Generation X experience, check out Growing Up in The Suburbs: A Teen’s Memoirs of Life in the 1970s.