The Sunny South

The Sunny South was a popular literary magazine published in the United States during the mid-19th century.Image:the-sunny-south-sample-cover


The Sunny South was founded in Augusta, Georgia, in 1860 by editor James Gardner. The magazine was launched with the aim of promoting Southern literature and culture, and featured works by leading Southern writers, including Joel Chandler Harris, Kate Chopin, and Sidney Lanier.

Over the course of its publication, The Sunny South became one of the most widely read and respected literary magazines in the American South, known for its high-quality stories, poems, and essays.

Content and Features

The Sunny South published a wide range of literary works, including fiction, poetry, essays, and book reviews. The magazine also featured a number of serialized stories, as well as excerpts from novels and other longer works.

One of the unique features of The Sunny South was its emphasis on promoting Southern culture and identity. The magazine frequently published articles and essays on Southern history and traditions, as well as works of fiction and poetry that celebrated the South and its people.

Reception and Significance

The Sunny South was highly regarded by readers and critics alike for its high-quality literary content and its promotion of Southern culture and identity. The magazine played an important role in shaping the discourse around Southern literature and helped to establish a distinct Southern literary tradition.

Although The Sunny South ceased publication in 1874, it remains an important historical document of American literary culture. The magazine is often cited as a valuable resource for scholars and enthusiasts of Southern literature and culture.{{Categories}}

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