Appalachian Lit

Reaching from the Southern Tier of New York to the pine forests of northern Alabama, Appalachia is home to more than 25 million people. This means nearly ten percent of the US population resides somewhere within the confines of Appalachia. Yet no other region of the country is so likely to be defined in terms of reductive and harmful stereotypes rather than celebrated for its rich chorus of voices

Appalachian Lit, the literary journal of the Writers Association of Northern Appalachia (WANA), serves as a forum for our region’s literary community—celebrating both its excellence and its racial, gender/orientation, class, and geographic diversity. Sourcing work from the suburbs of Pittsburgh to the hollers of Kentucky and everywhere in between, we seek to bring our readers the very best in Appalachian fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, artwork and commentary.

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