Story in The Southern Review's Summer Issue / by Danielle Lazarin

Thrilled that my story, "Floor Plans," will be included in the Summer 2017 issue of The Southern Review. 

True tale: The Southern Review gave me one of my earlier lit mag rejections back in 2006 or thereabouts. Editor Bret Lott, who was at the magazine at the time, came to visit my MFA program at The University of Michigan, and he brought a small stack of rejection slips with him to hand out to us in advance as a joke. I mailed it in with my work (yes, we sent things by mail those days), sending the slip back to them so they wouldn't have to waste it. And back it came, but with a really kind note. Moral of the story: keep trying; maintain sense of humor.