• Subscribe and get Scalawag straight to your door.

    Four times a year. No distractions. Just great writing.

    Subscribe now
  • Issue 13: Summer 2018

    Field Notes

    Alabama's Republican women might might history

    Sketching Wakanda

    By Other Means

    Here lies my mother

    The Black proletarianization of the bourgeois form isn't Kanye West's gospel samples

    Vine City through a lens

    new year's revolution

    Issue 12: Spring 2018

    Editorial

    When anti-Blackness comes to town

    By Other Means

    The Poet Interviews the Ghost of Vester Flanagan

    Black Body as Told by the Stirrups

    Issue 10: Fall 2017

    Editorial

    More than latitude: Ties that bind the Global South

    Field Notes

    Tallahassee Pain

    Hugs: An American family structure

    On Blackness and bad weather

    Deep gap

    By Other Means

    Poem: Blast log

    Three poems: "spoon"; "hole"; "class"

    belonging: a haibun

    Photo esssay: A sequence of delights and ruptures

    By the numbers: The decline and durability of Black segregation

    Read, watch, listen, do

    Issue 7: Winter 2016 - 2017

    Editorial

    Features

    The fishkill on the Ogeechee River

    A prison sown on poisoned land

    A love letter to West Virginia two months after the storm

    By Other Means

    Two Poems: Ohio River & State of Denial

    Two Poems: Your Heart's in the Right Place, But Your Soul Isn't

    By the Numbers: Race in Greenville, Mississippi

    Issue 6: Fall 2016

    Editorial

    Field Notes

    Mark Cline: monster-maker and healer

    Pamunkey nationhood and the fallacy of federal tribal recognition

    By Other Means

    Three Southern bops

    Issue 5: Summer 2016

    Field Notes

    Death in a North Carolina Jail

    Features

    Swann and the Public School Segregation in Charlotte

    Justice Undone: The Dream Denied (photoessay)

    Some Notes on the Origins of Police

    By Other Means

    Freedom and the Black Women in Lemonade

    Issue 4: Spring 2016

    Features

    Leonardo Galván, Farmer-Advocate

    Before I Let Go

    By Other Means

    Stump Speech

    By the Numbers: College Football Royalties