THE LORAINE WILLIAMS POETRY PRIZE
The Georgia Review announces the second annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize—$1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online.
The submission period is 1 April 2014 – 15 May 2014, with the winning poem to be announced on 15 August 2014 and published in the Spring 2015 issue. Poems may be submitted electronically or by post. For full submission details, click here.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between 15 May and 15 August. Submissions received during that period will be returned unread.
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.
The Georgia Review is produced with the greatest care: we offer a well-designed format, printing on book-quality stock, and durable perfect binding of each issue’s +/-200 pages.
The best way to become acquainted with any publication is to read its recent issues. We invite you to enjoy and study our pages at your library or—even better—to subscribe yourself ($40 per year for four issues—with single copies available for $15 and sample back issues for $10).
Past contributors include veteran writers Lee K. Abbott, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Susan Gubar, Ihab Hassan, Mary Hood, Greg Johnson, 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, Daniel Wallace, Gerald Weales, Robert Wrigley, and Paul Zimmer—as well as new voices such as Todd Boss, Elea Carey, Jeremy Collins, Michael Donohue, Rene Houtrides, Laura Sewell Matter, and LaWanda Walters.
Essays: We are seeking informed essays that attempt to place their subjects against a broad perspective. For the most part we are not interested in scholarly articles that are narrow in focus and/or overly burdened with footnotes. The ideal essay for The Georgia Review is a provocative, thesis-oriented work that can engage both the intelligent general reader and the specialist.
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 or works translated into English, 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.)
Artwork: We publish reproductions (color or black-and-white) of a wide range of artwork: paintings, photography, woodcuts, ink drawings, sculpture, and more. Usually we feature one work each on the front and back cover plus an interior layout of eight additional works; our preference is for groupings that display an engaging variety within some overall thematic unity. Submissions should include fifteen to twenty images, either original slides or electronic files on CD.
1. 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:
The Georgia Review
Main Library, Room 706A
320 S. Jackson St.
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-9009
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.
2. Scholarly documentation, if appropriate, should adhere to the format outlined in the MLA Stylesheet (2nd edition).
3. The Georgia Review does not consider book manuscripts. Please direct all such works or queries about them to The University of Georgia Press, Main Library, 3rd floor, 320 S. Jackson St., The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
1. The Georgia Review pays all contributors; the current standard rates are $50 per printed page for prose and $4 per line for poetry.
2. We try to avoid having an extended backlog of accepted works awaiting publication; if accepted, your work would almost always be printed within a year—and usually sooner.
3. We are capable of printing high-quality illustrations to accompany essays.
4. The Georgia Review buys first North American serial rights only. All other rights revert to the author at publication, but we offer formal, written reassignments upon request. We ask that whenever an author reprints work that first appeared in our pages, The Georgia Review be given acknowledgment for the specific work(s) involved.