Welcome to April!


This issue is slam-packed with reading goodness. Short stories, poems, long memoirs, Helen Losse’s chapbook and so much more. We hope you’ll ¬†spend a great big hunk of quality time perusing all we have to offer. It’s going to be a long read month with over 20 new pieces loading here a piece at a time and that’s no April Fool’s joke.

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature strives to deliver the finest in fiction, poetry, memoirs and essays every month. We’ve been doing that very thing for over 20 years, consistently, online and we’re pretty skippy proud of our accomplishment. Wow, since 1996, imagine that…

We encourage writers to submit and be sure to include their Southern Legitimacy Statement with every submission. We feel the SLS provides readers with a unique look at the southern/made-to-be southern mind functions in today’s world. You don’t have to be southern to submit to the Dead Mule but you have to create a relationship with us, that’s the soul and essence of the SLS. You will enjoy reading the Southern Legitimacy Statements as much as we do. That’s why the statement is included with each piece of writing.

With all that said, and believe me, there’s so much more I could say but won’t, I hereby offer you The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature’s April 2018 edition. Sit back and put your feet up, grab a glass of sweet tea or better yet, get out yesterday’s corn bread and mix it with some good buttermilk, and read on.

We love our readers and we appreciate our writers. Thanks for tuning in…

Valerie MacEwan

CL Bledsoe