From the Editor
Two doctors in Mississippi bring their love of literature to life in their independent literary journal, “China Grove.” The first issue featured an exclusive interview with National Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist and a new short story from her latest book “Acts of God.” Also inside readers found a previously unseen letter from Mark Twain about an unpublished work called “The Great Republic’s Peanut Stand,” a love letter from Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty to crime-fiction writer Kenneth Millar (Ross Macdonald) with an insight into the entire collection of Welty-Millar correspondence unsealed for the first time just this year, and of course original submissions from fresh writers across the country. “Our goal is to give talented newcomers a chance to be published next to legends, and to see the history of what it is they’ve chosen to pursue as a vocation,” said editor Scott Anderson.
China Grove accepts unpublished short fiction, poetry and essays for consideration.
The journal awards two literary prizes: The Gilchrist Prize in Short Fiction given biannually with a monetary gift of $2,000, and The China Grove Prize in Poetry.
Editors Name R. Scott Anderson MD and Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton MD
Print publication? Yes
How often do you publish? Quarterly
Year Founded? 2013
Do you pay? Yes for prizes
Do you take online submissions? Yes