Fiction Southeast Press

We are proud to announce the formation of Fiction Southeast Press. An extension of the literary journal Fiction Southeast, FSE Press will be a micro-press devoted to publishing one or two select titles each year. The mission of the press will be to promote and publish enduring creative fiction of the highest quality while also enabling burgeoning and established writers to gain the wide readership they deserve.

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Our second title (slated for release in September) will be Chinquapins by R.T. Smith. Born in Washington, DC in 1947, R.T. Smith was raised in Georgia and North Carolina. His books of poetry include The Hollow Log Lounge (University of Illinois Press, 2003), Brightwood (Louisiana State University Press, 2003), Messenger (2001), Split the Lark: Selected Poems (1999), Trespasser (1996),Hunter-Gatherer (1996), The Cardinal Heart (1991), andFrom the High Dive (1983). He has also published a collection of stories entitled Faith (1995) and editedCommon Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia(2003) with Sarah Kennedy. Trespasser and The Cardinal Heart were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Smith’s other honors include grants in literature from Arts International, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. He has taught at Appalachian State University; Auburn University, where he served as Alumni Writer-in-Residence and co-editor of Southern Humanities Review; and Washington and Lee University. He has been a resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Ireland, the Millay Colony, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, and in 1998 he was Artist-in-Residence at the National Historical Park at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. R. T. Smith lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and has edited Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review since 1995.