#38: Winter, 2022

Fiction

Michael Amos Cody
Randall Ivey
Beth Meko
Pamela Perlman
Tom Ray
Natalie Sypolt

Poetry

Julia Nunnally Duncan
David Higdon
Robert Lee Kendrick
George Ella Lyon
L. Renée
Shei Sanchez

A Poetry Sampler: Elegies 
~featuring
David Cazden
Matthew Gilbert
Lonormi Manuel
Christopher McCurry
Jennifer Davis Michael
Mary B. Moore


Creative Nonfiction

Betty Miller Conway
Richard Hague
D.L. Logan
Chris McGlone
T. Jeremy Smith 

Featured Artist


Neema Avashia

"When it came to my own words–my queer, Indian, Appalachian words–it took me a very, very long time to believe that they had any weight. That they had value. That they mattered to anyone other than me."


Review


Laura Dennis on Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place
essays by Neema Avashia
(West Virginia University Press, 2022)


Review


Sara Moore Wagner on Heartbreak Tree
poems by Pauletta Hansel
(Madville Publishing, 2022)



Interview with poet Barbara Costas-Biggs
by Amanda Page



Multimedia


Rissi Palmer, Color Me Country

"Rissi Palmer is a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music. She hosts her own radio show and connects with fans and artists alike to work toward equality in the genre."

Still Life ~ craft & creativity


"Dreaming Up Conflict"
A Writing Exercise by Jacinda Townsend

“We often think of our protagonists as morally infallible,” Townsend writes; but what happens “when you think about the ways in which [your characters] are, in fact, wrong about who’s right”?

Meet our Guest Fiction Editor


Julia Watts is our guest fiction editor for 2022

"
My fiction focuses on Appalachians who don’t fit the stereotypes and often who don’t fit in, period, because they’re LGBTQ+, because they dream of life beyond the mountains, or (in the case of my middle-grade trilogy) because they have psychic powers.  I write adult fiction,  young adult fiction, and middle-grade fiction, all set in the Appalachian region."

Literary Nominations

Congratulations to Still contributor Charlotte Hamrick, whose flash fiction Hot Cold & Blue was selected by the editors for inclusion in the forthcoming 2022 edition of The Best Small Fictions

And congratulations to all of our 2021 Still contributors whose work we nominated for the annual Best of the NetBest Small FictionsBest Microfiction, and Pushcart Prize.  


photo by Dereck Hammers (photos for "Fiction," "Poetry," "Creative Nonfiction," and "Still Life" also by Dereck Hammers)


Still: The Journal is an online literary magazine publishing Appalachian literary, visual, and musical artists since 2009. Still: The Journal was awarded the e-Appalachia Award for Outstanding Website from the Appalachian Studies Association in March, 2014. The award is presented annually "in recognition of an outstanding website that provides insight on Appalachia and its people, or provides a vital community service to Appalachia." 


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