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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).

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 1. All entries will be considered for publication.

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The Georgia Review Prose Prize

$1,500 and publication for a single story or essay

The best short story and essay will both be published in The Georgia Review. This year the overall winner, chosen between the two, will also receive $1,500 and an expenses-paid trip to read with the judge, Jennine Capó Crucet, at the Smithsonian’s 2023 Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, D.C., a three-day event that has featured writers like Kristen Arnett, Alexander Chee, Don Share, and Danez Smith. The runner-up will receive $600. We invite writers from all backgrounds to submit. Submissions for The Georgia Review Prose Prize are accepted November 1 through January 15. All entries will be considered for publication.

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Fiction

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.

Poetry

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.

Essays

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.

Book Reviews

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. 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 1,750–2,000 words), which focus on only one book, and essay-reviews (typically 4,000–6,000 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.

 

 


Online Submissions

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 garev@uga.edu 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). 

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Paper Submissions

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 Editors
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.