Vol. 2, Issue 20

“In 1882, the Jewish community built Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, which I belong to today, a place of fused Jewish and Southern culture (a place, in that way, very much like myself). “Their goal, then, as now, was like Jews everywhere, following the instructions of the prophet Jeremiah,” Leffler has explained, “‘To seek the peace of the city.’ And I think they did that.””

From Elisabeth Becker’s essay “New and Beautiful Places.”

Intruders | Fiction

Intruders | Fiction

Turning, she saw a man wearing her husband’s camel-hair coat, a red backpack over one shoulder. The coat was too big on him, the shoulder pads jutting out like a scarecrow. His white ski cap was pulled down so far all she could see were brown eyes, large pores on a bulbous nose, and thin, expressionless lips. He came upon her as quietly as in a dream.
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New and Beautiful Places: Finding Jewish Community in the South | Nonfiction

New and Beautiful Places: Finding Jewish Community in the South | Nonfiction

When I moved to Charlottesville a year after the deadly Unite the Right Rally, I was entirely uncertain about if, and how, my multicultural family could belong there. My husband (a Muslim Berliner), my child, and I (a Jewish New Yorker) were relocating from New Haven, CT, where we had completed our PhDs, so that I could pursue a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia.
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Announcing the 2019 SFK Novel Contest Winner | News

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Atlanta Writers Club Contest Winners | News

Atlanta Writers Club Contest Winners | News

Earlier this year, the Atlanta Writers Club held their three annual no-fee creative writing contests for members of their community--one each in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The New Southern Fugitives has partnered with AWC to publish the winners of each of these three contests in next week's issue of TNSF.

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