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Deep South Magazine Announces Release of Southern Literary Trail App

Ya’ll, last summer had the honor and privilege of working on a project in collaboration for Deep South Magazine.

Today I receive the official press release from Deep South Magazine. I am so proud!

DEEP SOUTH MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL APP

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New guide features over 100 Southern literary landmarks.

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(Lafayette, LA, February 9, 2012): Ever wanted to literally follow in the footsteps of some of your favorite literary icons? Now you can with just a tap to the screen, a full tank of gas and a sense of adventure.

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Deep South Magazine’s new Southern Literary Trail App, available now for $2.99 on iTunes, guides you through sites associated with some of the South’s most beloved literary figures. Visit the New Orleans apartment where Tennessee Williams began writing “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the Key West Hotel where he finished the play. Pay homage to Flannery O’Connor at her farm and gravesite in Georgia or make a pilgrimage to Harper Lee’s Maycomb in Monroeville, Alabama. Head down to Florida and travel Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks Heritage Trail or see the house where Jack Kerouac was living when “On the Road” was published.

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With more than 130 sites to visit and over 700 photos, the Southern Literary Trail App is the most comprehensive guide to the South’s literary treasures, both on and off the beaten path.
“Our mission at Deep South Magazine is to connect the Southern states through stories on culture, food, travel and literature,” says Erin Z. Bass, the online magazine’s editor. “I love visiting literary sites, and this was a great way for us to share insider tips with our readers, gathered from staff visits as well as from literary experts and tourism representatives from across the South.”

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In addition to homes, literary landmarks, museums and gravesites, this app also includes tours and events, restaurants, bars and hotels with a literary theme, from the Mockingbird Cafe in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. And no literary app would be complete without the independent bookstores that help carry on the legacy of the South’s writers or festivals and conferences that celebrate them each year.

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The Southern Literary Trail App is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and is part of the Sutro World app. Sutro is the world’s largest publisher of independently authored travel guides. For instructions on downloading the app, visit deepsouthmag.com/app.

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About Deep South Magazine
Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, Deep South is an online magazine and blog offering a dose of Southern hospitality – anytime, anywhere. Connecting the Southern states, and Southerners to each other, through stories on food, travel, culture, arts and literature, Deep South aims to help readers rediscover their South at www.deepsouthmag.com. A “Southern Voice” literary section also presents submitted fiction, nonfiction and poetry monthly, while active Facebook and Twitter accounts engage over 7,000 fans and followers. When not working on putting out a nontraditional magazine or tweeting with other Southerners, you can find us on the front porch with a good book and a glass of sweet tea.

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Ya’ll need to get that app today. I have it and it is AWESOME! And I helped!

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