Brevard College English Professor Launches Online Magazine, Upscale Appalachia

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Upscale Appalachia is a new, online magazine focusing on local, mountain culture. Transylvania is a thriving mountain community and the perfect backdrop for exploring both traditional and contemporary culture. Scholar Walt Wolfram states, “It is the perfect project in the perfect setting.”

Dr. Kristina Holland, Associate Professor of English at Brevard College and a native of Transylvania County, is designing the magazine while on sabbatical this spring. By publishing art, creative writing, recipes, oral history, videos and more, the staff, which includes Brevard College students working on both content and web design, hopes to capture the essence of our mountain culture.
The magazine will be published twice annually with spring and fall editions. The first edition will be published on April 15, and submissions are being accepted now through April 1. Please send submissions and publication ideas to