The Georgia Review
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via email. Submissions are free for current subscribers to The Georgia Review.* Subscriptions and online submission fees ensure that we can pay all contributors.
We do not consider general unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; each submission is read by a published writer in a salaried position at The Georgia Review. We aim to respond to submissions within eight months.
Work previously published in any form will not be considered. Please tell us 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 (include the anticipated date of book publication).
To find out more about what we publish, browse the work featured on our website.
To learn more about our editorial process, check out our “Questions for Contributors” series on GR2.
*Subscribers: Please contact us 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).
Online submissions should be sent to our Submittable account. Each submission requires 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).
All paper manuscripts must include your name, mailing address, and phone number, and must be accompanied by a postage-paid and self-addressed return envelope. No submission fee is required. Submissions should be addressed to:
The Georgia Review
706A Main Library
320 S. Jackson St.
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-9009
Payment and Copyright
The Georgia Review pays all contributors; the current standard rates for our print issues are $50 per printed page for prose and $4 per line for poetry, up to $800. We pay a flat rate of $150 for book reviews published on GR2. In addition, all contributors receive a one-year subscription to The Georgia Review and a 50% discount on additional copies of that issue.
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.
The Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
$1,500 and publication for a single poem
Each year one winner gets $1,500, publication, and an expenses-paid trip to read in Athens, Georgia, with the judge. We also publish three finalists, each of whom receives $200. Submissions for the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize are accepted March 1 through May 15. All entries will be considered for publication.
We are pleased to announce that Hanif Abdurraqib will serve as the final judge for the 2023 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize.
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.
*Subscribers can submit to one contest for free for each year of a subscription. Current subscribers (those with an active, paid subscription) should contact us at email@example.com and provide their name and mailing address in order to receive a link to submit for free. Please allow 24 hours for your request to be processed.
The Georgia Review publishes literary fiction. Please submit only one story. Manuscripts must be double-spaced. We rarely publish anything 9,000 words or more. We expect translators to acquire translation rights before submitting.
The Georgia Review typically publishes multiple pages of poetry by each poet we feature. For consideration, submit 6–10 pages of poetry or one long poem. Please format and submit as a single document. We expect translators to acquire translation rights before submitting.
Please submit only one essay. Manuscripts must be double-spaced. We rarely publish anything 9,000 words or more. We expect translators to acquire translation rights before submitting.
Most of our reviews are solicited by the editors. However, we welcome submissions from outside reviewers. Reviewers should cite the title, author, place of publication and publisher, year, number of pages, and price of the book or books in the review.
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography. By Stanley Plumly. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2008. 370 pp. $27.95.