Just about a year ago, wading through piles of literary miscellany at the Printers’ Ball, I happened to pick up a couple copies of the Oxford American, a beautiful southern-focused magazine with offices on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. It was attractive swag, and out of the heavy pile I took home that day it’s the thing that’s stayed with me—I am totally in love with it, and have bought every issue since. It’s quarterly, with each issue organized around a theme: the annual Best of the South, for instance, and a music issue that each year focuses on a different southern state.