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The literary journal of the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, The Double Dealer, is published annually. It is released each year in conjunction with the Words & Music festival. The journal, established in 1993, is produced by high school and college interns working under the supervision of adult writers in the Society. Memberships and private underwriting help offset the cost of the journal. We anticipate issuing another big double issue in print this November.


The Double Dealer Redux, the Society's literary journal, was created in the image of The Double Dealer, a New Orleans journal of the 1920s, which published the first work of William Faulkner and the early work of such important authors as Ernest Hemingway. ("Redux" is a Latin word that means "brought back" or "recreated".) The old Double Dealer was founded by Albert Goldstein, Julius Weiss Friend, John McClure and Basil Thompson, with the assistance of a dedicated group of Louisiana guarantors, who were tired of hearing the South described as a literary backwater by critics in other regions. Relatives of founders, including Jane Goldstein, Gretchen Thompson and Joe Friend, are members of the Society today. Guarantors of the old Double Dealer included Gideon Stanton, whose son, Gideon, is now a member of the Society's Advisory Council; and the late Samuel Zemurray, whose daughter, the late Doris Zemurray Stone, was one of the first patrons of The Double Dealer Redux.

The Society's goals in re-establishing the journal were to provide a forum for showcasing the work of developing writers alongside that of established writers, and to provide a resource for teachers of English, literature and creative writing. Each issue includes features that can be easily used for teaching students of creative writing. Lesson Plans have been created for many of these features and, along with reprints of the stories themselves, are available to creative writing teachers free of charge.

The new journal has received excellent reviews from professional writers, book publishers, teachers and readers. The next issue, due out in advance of Words & Music: A Literary Feast In New Orleans, will mark the seventh year of publication. All work, with the exception of computer input, formatting and printing, has been done for the journal on a pro bono basis.

Today's Double Dealer

The Double Dealer Redux publishes the manuscripts for winning poems, short stories and essays in their entirety and portions of novels and novellas. (With permission of the authors, we have published entire novellas.) When a portion is to be published, we ask the author to make the selection. Manuscripts from the Society's competition winners are our first priority. Finalists are given special consideration as well.

Distribution of The Double Dealer is to its members. A subscription to the journal is included in the membership fee. To join the Society, CLICK HERE! The journal is also available to order through selected bookstores, including:
* Barnes & Noble, Metairie, Louisiana
* Faulkner House Books, New Orleans, Louisiana
* Lemuria, Jackson, Mississippi

NOTE: Current and back issues may also be purchased through the Society.

Unsolicited manuscripts are submitted at author's risk. While we do consider work from unknown authors, we are not in a position to pay for such work at this time. We do provide 25 copies of the journal to authors whose work is included in an issue. New fiction, essays, and poetry published in the journal are primarily manuscripts by winners and finalists in the annual William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

Place Your Message In The Double Dealer

The Double Dealer Redux has a readership today of approximately 7,500, ranging in age from 16 to 90. Our journal accepts advertising from reputable businesses, professional corporations, institutions and individuals. The Society reserves the right to reject advertising it deems inappropriate. To reserve space in our next issue, email info@wordsandmusic.org

Advertising Rates
Full Page $750.00 (7" x 9")
Half Page $500.00 (7" x 4.5")
Third Page $350.00 (7" x 3")
Biz Card $150.00 (3.25" x 2.25")
Friend $75.00 (Listing Only)

These rates include insertion in The Double Dealer Redux AND the master program for Words & Music: A Literary Feast In New Orleans.

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
624 Pirate’s Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
phone: (504) 586-1609 or (504) 525-5615
fax: (504) 522-9725
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