Regular Submission Guidelines:
The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via email. Submissions are free for those who mail them in and those who are current subscribers to The Georgia Review. Subscriptions and online submission fees ensure that we can maintain our pay rate for our writers.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. Submissions received during that period will be returned unread. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we respond within eight months, given our average workload.
Work previously published in any form will not be considered. Please let us know in your cover letter if your submission is simultaneously being considered elsewhere, and please let us know immediately if your work is accepted by another publication. Likewise, please notify us if any part of your submission is known to be included in a book already accepted by a publisher (including the anticipated date of book publication).
The Georgia Review does not consider book manuscripts.
Online submissions require a $3 processing fee, with an exception for current subscribers to The Georgia Review, who may submit online at no cost. Subscribers: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to submit for free, providing the genre of the work to be submitted and your full name and address (including zip code). To subscribe to The Georgia Review, visit our “Subscriptions” page.
Guidelines for submitting to the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize:
Annual time frame: Submissions to be considered for the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize must be sent either online from March 1 through May 1 or by regular mail postmarked within the same span of time.
Entry requirements: No simultaneously submitted work. An entry may include one, two, or three poems, but no more than a total of ten standard pages in 12-point or larger type. Work previously published in any form will not be considered. Current subscribers to The Georgia Review may enter the competition free of charge*; non-subscribers may begin a subscription at the time of entry—$30 for four issues, which is $10 off the regular price—or pay an entry fee of $15.
*Current subscribers (i.e.: subscribers with an active, paid subscription) should email email@example.com and provide their name and mailing address in order to receive a link and detailed instructions on how to submit for free. Please allow 24 hours to process your request.
Include a cover letter that states your name and mailing address and confirms the poem or poems submitted will not be under consideration elsewhere during the judging period (March 1 - August 15).
The Georgia Review publishes essays that are capable of creating conversations across a broad range of readers. Please submit only one essay. Manuscripts must be double-spaced. Although we are willing to read work of any length, we rarely publish prose works 9000 words or longer.
The Georgia Review publishes literary fiction. Please submit only one story. Manuscripts must be double-spaced. Although we are willing to read work of any length, we rarely publish prose works 9000 words or longer.
The Georgia Review publishes multiple pages of poetry by each poet it features. For consideration, submit 6-10 pages of poetry or one long poem. Please format and submit as a single document.
Most of our reviews are solicited by the editors. However, we certainly welcome submissions from outside reviewers, but we request that these submissions not be simultaneous. Reviewers should site the title, author, place of publication and publisher, year, number of pages, and price of the book or books in the review. For example:
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography. By Stanley Plumly. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2008. 370 pp. $27.95.
We publish standard reviews (typically 1400-1600 words), which focus on only one book, and essay-reviews (typically 4000-6000 words), each of which develops a strong thesis through an engagement with multiple books in order to comment on literature and/or culture beyond the texts at hand.