I write short stories based on southern themes. Here is a list of literary magazines that publish southern-themed works.
Clapboard House — invites undergraduate short story submissions as well as undergraduate poetry submissions for its annual Best of the House Short Story Contest.
Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal — a place for emerging and established writers to publish their works. (Two of my works are published here–“Grandpa’s Courtship” and “The Fear of My Father”).
Southern Poetry Review — welcomes previously unpublished poetry submissions from all writers. We consider poems published online or posted there as “previously published” work. Please indicate simultaneous submissions. We read year-round and respond within three months. Send 5-7 poems (10 pp. max) and include an SASE for reply. Manuscripts will be returned only if sufficient postage is included. We cannot accept electronic mail submissions. SPR accepts no responsibility for the delay, damage or loss of manuscripts.
Storysouth — accepts unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction during two submission periods annually: March 15-June 15 and August 15-December 15.