The Southerner explores the politics, business, environment, media and culture of the contemporary American South. We're looking for the best reporters and writers in the region for fiction and non-fiction.

      We seek idealistic reporters driven to seek the truth, using modern and traditional investigative reporting techniques, with a little social science thrown in for good measure.

      And we're looking for writers with a native's feel for the South who can lay down prose so smooth you slide right through it, like a warm knife through butter for biscuits on Sunday morning.

      If you can do all that (or some of it really well, anyway) you may be just right to write for The Southerner. If so, send us a SHORT electronic query. Briefly and poignantly outline your idea. Tell us how much you want for it and how fast you can get it over the wires to us. And tell us why you have the credentials to do the definitive version of this story.

      Send e-mail (no unsolicited attachments, please) to:



      Isn't it great to live in a world with no required SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope, for you newbies)? : )

      Sorry, no rate structure yet. The goal is to pay better than scale for a regional monthly magazine. Help us out by sending us great stuff on speculation if you want to get in on the ground floor.

      BTW: We're still offering equity stakes for certain positions, including a dynamic business manager who can deliver major regional and national Web advertising.

      Of course we're not in this only for the money. We intend to make a difference and put out the definitive view of the South during our times.

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