As one of five editors, I am very excited about the just-launched South Writ Large online magazine of Stories, Arts, and Idea. It explores the South as state of mind, linking the U.S. 'South' with the Global 'South' in an increasingly connected world. An outgrowth of the meetings at UNC-Chapel Hill of a dynamic multidisciplinary group of writers, psychologists, artists, anthropologists, political figures and more, the magazine has been years in conception and a year in gestation. The first issue of the quarterly South Writ Large takes the theme of 'Raised to Leave' as its focus, with provocative essays from such diverse voices as Lee Smith and Roy Blount; stunning photography; an audio reading by myself; and much more. Take a look!