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Barely South Review is the literary journal of the Creative Writing program at Old Dominion University dedicated to publishing innovative prose, poetry, and art from both emerging and established writers and artists. Our name refers to our home – the coastal Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and its unique blend of diverse cultures and histories. We feel there is great complexity in any creative assertion of “here”, and it is in this spirit that Barely South Review features voices that defy easy regional, thematic, and stylistic categorizations. We seek great writing in its myriad forms. Cross boundaries, surprise us.

The best way to get a clear sense of our tastes is to explore our recent issues. You can learn more about BSR’s history and staff here.

The 2016 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction:

The staff of Barely South Review is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction judged by John McManus.

The winner of the 2016 Norton Girault Prize in Fiction is Eric Cipriani for his story “The Gas Men”.

Honorable Mention goes to Jordan Scott for his story “Frisson”.

You can find both of these stories in the Fall Issue of Barely South Review, which will roll out – in tandem with our new website – on Friday October 14th.

Congratulations to both Eric and Jordan and thank you to all those who submitted their work for consideration.

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