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.