Our mission is to provide a free website that offers the finest in contemporary literary writing of Central Appalachia, or the Mountain South.
Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the many layers and complexities of the region or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.
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About our name . . .
To be a writer is to learn how to be still.
The moonshine still is one of the oldest stereotypical images of Appalachia.
As a culture, Appalachia has been told for decades that it is disappearing. We are still here, proud and strong as ever.