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Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Rome, GA, and raised in Trion, Pennville, and Summerville, GA. After many years as a road musician and earning three degrees–A.S., B.A., M.A., I taught English in three colleges, two of them in Georgia, after returning to my roots. I now live and…

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Danny Lee Ingram : Grammar Nudge #5 and #6

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Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Rome, GA, and raised in Trion, Pennville, and Summerville, GA. After many years as a road musician and earning three degrees–A.S., B.A., M.A., I taught English in three colleges, two of them in Georgia, after returning to my roots. I now live and…

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Danny Lee Ingram : Grammar Nudge #4

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Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Rome, GA, and raised in Trion, Pennville, and Summerville, GA. After many years as a road musician and earning three degrees–A.S., B.A., M.A., I taught English in three colleges, two of them in Georgia, after returning to my roots. I now live and…

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Danny Lee Ingram : Grammar Nudge #3

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SOUTHERN LEGACY STATEMENT You can move here from somewhere else. That’s fine. Southern folks are supposed to be friendly and open. We may even wave at you passing by. We do get a little testy where you start telling us, “Well, that’s not how we did it in Syracuse.” Of…

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Ted Harrison : Janet : Memoir : May 2019

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… the May Mule publication schedule is pushed back to May 15th. Hang in there, dear ones, if your writing doesn’t appear on the first, it will be online soon. Thank you for your patience. All things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Valerie

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Due to circumstances beyond my control…

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Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in Rome, GA, and raised in Trion, Pennville, and Summerville, GA After many years as a road musician and earning three degrees–A.S., B.A., M.A., I taught English in three colleges, two of them in Georgia, after returning to my roots. I now live and…

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Danny Lee Ingram : Grammar Nudge #2

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I was born in Rome, GA, and raised in Trion, Pennville, and Summerville, GA After many years as a road musician and earning three degrees–A.S., B.A., M.A., I taught English in three colleges, two of them in Georgia, after returning to my roots. I now live and write in a…

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Danny Lee Ingram: GRAMMAR NUDGE #1

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Photos this month feature the work of W Goodwin.* W Goodwin is a biologist, writer and digital artist. W gravitates toward nature, animals and people, sometimes in that order. W’s been a journalist long enough to write hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. W’s photography has won…

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Photographs in the April 2019 issue

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Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was raised in a mill village in North Carolina. My parents worked at the Burlington Cotton Mill. Every spring a leathery old black man drove up to our mill house on a buckboard, unhitched a mule and used him to plow a garden space about half…

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Rodney Barfield : Drunk Underwood :: fiction :: March 2019

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The photographs used in this month’s Mule are from the Library of Congress Dust Bowl archives. Dorthea Lange photographs. Aren’t they mesmerizing? I think they’re incredible slices of Americana. Thanks for reading … good stuff this month! Valerie MacEwan

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March 2019 photo notes

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We’re starting out 2019 early with a new format style on the Dead Mule. January is going to be a bit tough to get online but we’ll do it! If you notice any changes that “don’t look or work right” please let us know on our Facebook page. We’ve been…

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Reviewing the Mule

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Due to flooding from Hurricane Florence, we must direct our attention elsewhere (from the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature) for a few weeks. October is finally online. What a mess everywhere. It’s about clean dup now — so very sorry for the inconvenience. Eastern NC is really a mess….

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Hurricane Florence update

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The September issue of the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature will be available by September 3, 2018. We might get it online sooner but we wanted yall to know we’re running behind this month. We’ll feature writing by: Victoria J. Ashford, Maggie Hess, Donna Walker-Nixon, Brian Frazier, Elodie Pritchartt,…

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New Mule on the Third

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Visited the WayBack Machine on Archives.org and found this from 2002. We’d just begun rebuilding the Dead Mule. The Mule’s been revived three times in the last 22 years. She always rises from the dead, somehow. Lots of databases, lots of writers. Thought this list of past writers might be…

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Past Mules

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June is soon to be busting out all over and no where more fun than here on the Mule. We’ve got essays! We’ve got poetry! We’ve got your flash fiction and your long fiction, even some great memoirs. There’s just no excuse, nothing to stop you from sitting here and…

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Your guide to summer reading? Start with the Dead Mule!

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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…

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Welcome to April!

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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature contributor Anne Anthony will lead the session “How to Start Submitting” at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference. Click here for full details on the NCWN 2018 Spring Conference. Anne Anthony lives in North Carolina and works as a full-time writer….

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Anne Anthony to lead session at NC Writer’s Network Spring Conference

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Some of the best of the best — available this month on the Mule. Welcome to our Dead Mule. We hope you find hours of enjoyable reading, a few works at at time, within these pages. Whether you’re on your cell, on your laptop, or wherever, the Mule is here…

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March is in like a lion on the Mule

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Welcome to the new Mule. We are so all fired up glad to have you with us this month. The writing? Superb. We have a wide range of delicacies for you to peruse this month. Essays, memoirs, fiction and more. The photos are of Hyde County, NC (USA). The land…

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The February 2018 Mule

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This year, 2018 (duh) promises to be an extraordinary one for the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. We’re seeing many of our promising talented writers turn into NOVELISTS right before our very eyes. Look forward to book reviews and notices throughout the coming year. Our 21st year, I might…

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Happy New Year to our Mule Readers

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Southern Legitimacy Statement: Editor of online literary journal featuring southern writing since 1996. I have 2 yard dogs and one indoor dog. My Mama made a fresh pitcher of sweet tea every day of the week and two pitchers on Sundays. She, too, ate her cornbread with milk. Mule Website…

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New Drop Down Menu

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Well, how cliche’ can we be— sizzling summer issue? We’ve many a good piece hidden here on the July-August Dead Mule issue. Our writing covers the gamut of emotions– offering you some everything from great memoirs to astounding fiction to poignant poetry. Meander through this respite from mundane summer reading….

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Summer Issue Sizzles with Great Writing