Southword 36


Southword Editions, 2019, 109 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-59-7

Issue 36 includes new poetry and an essay by Kim Addonizio, new fiction by Ron Rash, an interview with Yiyun Li and the winners and shortlistees of the recent Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Competition (judged by Paul McVeigh) and Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition (judged by Brian Turner).



Thomas Lynch, Kim Addonizio


Yiyun Li

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition

1st Prize: Louise Crimmins Piantedosi

2nd Prize: R.S. Wynn

Shortlist: Kevin Connelly, Emma Hutton, Emily O’Grady, Yvonne Singh

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

1st Prize: Shangyang Fang

2nd Prize: Ron Carey

3rd Prize: Chloe Wilson

Shortlist: Molly Bashaw, Elena Croitoru, Alan Elyshevitz, Timons Esaias, Shangyang Fang, Natalie Ann Holborow, Gabe Kruis, Meghann Plunkett, Marty Saunders


Ron Rash


Kim Addonizio, Thomas McCarthy, August Kleinzahler, Audrey Molloy

Cover Image

fatali (life after fire) by Evgeniy Shaman