The Georgia Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The fifth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize—$1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, never before published either in print or online—will open for submissions on April 1, 2017. The Georgia Review staff will screen all entries and Naomi Shihab Nye will serve as the final judge. 

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. No simultaneously submitted work. Current subscribers to The Georgia Review may enter the competition free of charge; non-subscribers may begin a subscription at the time of entry—$35 for four issues, which is $5 off the regular price—or pay an entry fee of $15. (A $15 shipping charge will be added to international subscriptions.)

The winning poem and author will be announced by August 15, 2017, and the poem will appear in our Spring 2018 issue. All submitted poems will be considered for publication in The Georgia Review; any selected will be paid our regular poetry honorarium of $4 per line.


Subscribers to The Georgia Review may submit online at no cost; all other online submissions require a $3 processing fee. 

Submissions should be limited to one story, one essay, one review, or three to five poems. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. Visual art may be uploaded in a single file or in multiples depending on the artist's needs. 

Please title your file with your last name (ex. Smith.docx), and include your name, address, and email address on the first page of your submission.

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 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). 

If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately by withdrawing your submission. If you need to withdraw a poem from a poetry submission, please contact us here, selecting "Submissions" in the drop-down menu. 

Thank you for sending us your work!