New South Journal | Episode 34

New South Journal is produced entirely by graduate students in the New South Writing Workshop at Georgia State University. Previously known as The GSU Review, they’ve been publishing new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art since 1975.

Anna Sandy Elrod (editor-in-chief) and Caroline Crew (Poetry Editor) of New South Journal came by the show this week for a great conversation about the journal. Joining them was Nicholas Goodly who read straight fire poetry. You can buy his chapbook Black Swim here and you totally should. Just listen and you’ll know why.

Conversation topics included:

  • Submitting to journals

  • The baking magic of Molly Brodak

  • Pro tips like if you submit to a journal have a slice of cake

  • What to do when family and coworkers read your work


Anna Sandy Elrod is an MFA candidate at Georgia State University, where she also teaches English Composition and Introduction to Poetry. She is the current editor-in-chief of New South and the managing editor of Muse/A. Her work can be found in the Santa Ana River Review, Indianapolis Review, Nightjar Review, Bone Bouquet, Bad Pony, Bluestem, and others. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three cats.

Caroline Crew is a writer and editor. She edited the online poetry journal, ILK. She has written several chapbooks, and her full length poetry collection, Pink Museum is out from Big Lucks. Currently she serves as the Poetry Editor of New South Journal. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Hunger Mountain and Black Warrior Review, among others.

Nicholas Goodly is a recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A Cave Canem Fellow, Nicholas received a Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University and was a finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize. Nicholas is the writing editor of WUSSY Magazine and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

We hope you enjoy the episode.