THE LORAINE WILLIAMS POETRY PRIZE
Congratulations to Emily Van Kley, whose poem "Dear Skull" is the winner of this year's $1,000 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. "Dear Skull" will appear in our Spring 2016 issue.
Van Kley's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Nimrod, the Iowa Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Best New Poets 2013, among others. She's a recipient of the Iowa Review Award and the Florida Review Editor's Award, and has contributed to several anthologies, including Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She holds an MFA from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers in Spokane, Washington.
Many thanks to all who submitted work. The fourth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize competition will be open for submissions from 1 April 2016 – 15 May 2016.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between 15 May and 15 August. Submissions received during that period will be returned unread. If you submitted a manuscript online during the submission period and wish to check on its status, please log in to our submission manager.
Work previously published in any form or submitted simultaneously to other journals will not be considered.
Published quarterly by The University of Georgia since 1947, The Georgia Review features an eclectic blend of essays, fiction, poetry, graphics, and book reviews. Appealing across disciplinary lines, the Review draws its material from a wide range of cultural interests—including, but not limited to, literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, politics, film, music, and the visual arts.
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Past contributors include veteran writers Lee K. Abbott, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Ihab Hassan, Mary Hood, Judith Kitchen, Maxine Kumin, Philip Levine, Barry Lopez, Joyce Carol Oates, Linda Pastan, Pattiann Rogers, Reg Saner, George Singleton, Natasha Trethewey, Brian Turner, David Wagoner, Gerald Weales, Robert Wrigley, and Paul Zimmer—as well as new voices such as Todd Boss, Maggie Smith, Jessica Hollander, Michael Donohue, René Houtrides, Laura Sewell Matter, and LaWanda Walters.
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Poetry & Fiction: We seek the best work we can find, whether by Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize–winners or by little-known (even previously unpublished) writers. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we try to respond within two or three months, but sometimes the ebb and flow of manuscripts causes delays. We have published stories ranging in length from less than one of our pages to more than sixty, and we have run poems of fewer than ten lines and more than one thousand. Ordinarily we do not publish novel excerpts, and we strongly discourage authors from submitting these.
Book Reviews: In most cases, selection of titles to be reviewed and assignments to specific reviewers are made by the editors, so unsolicited reviews should not be submitted without a prior query. However, we are quite willing to entertain proposals from reviewers concerning assignments they might like to undertake. (Separate, more detailed guidelines for book reviewing.)
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The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via fax or e-mail.
Paper submissions to The Georgia Review must be accompanied by a postage-paid and self-addressed return envelope. Submissions should be addressed to:
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Main Library, Room 706A
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To submit work electronically, please visit our online submission manager. Subscribers to The Georgia Review may submit online at no cost; all other online submissions require a $3 processing fee, which the submission manager will prompt you to pay.
Work previously published in any form or submitted simultaneously to other journals will not be considered. Submissions should be limited (except under unusual circumstances) to one story or one essay or three to five poems. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. If a submission is known to be included in a book already accepted by a publisher, please notify us of this fact (and of the anticipated date of book publication) in a cover letter.
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