The University of Southern Mississippi’s fiction society was started by Professor Andrew Milward, and students Jacob Kemp and John Mark Gilder. Chief editor Charles Dunphey said local writers didn’t get enough opportunities to hear feedback from peers on an equal footing and this was one way to do it.
Having published his own novel, Lazarus, he said he hoped his experiences in marketing and publishing would help other authors avoid rookie mistakes, and he described the publishing world as “cruel and often difficult”.
The society concentrates on shorter fiction, though excerpts will be considered.
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