Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. APPALACHIA UNDER THIRtY - VOLUME 19: PINE MOUNTAIN SAND & GRAVEL, is comprised of work of writers under thirty, and those writers over thirty, reflecting on the experiences of their under thirty lives. These poems, stories, essays, and memoirs, by turns, angry, pensive, and joyful, are a wealth of writing reflective of the work being done in this, the second generation of the Appalachian literary renaissance. In 1974 a group of writers and activists gathered at Highlander Center in New Market, Tennessee to form what became the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. From its very beginning, SAWC was intended to support writers in their efforts to take control of their regional identity and to take action, individually and collectively, on the issues that impact the land and its people. For over four decades the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative has provided a place for writers to come together to share their work and their struggles, and to ponder how these things affect not only their work, but also their relationships to each other, to the region, and to the broader culture. APPALACHIA UNDER THIRtY - VOLUME 19: PINE MOUNTAIN SAND & GRAVEL is the annual themed journal published by the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative.