Attention all poets: we are currently accepting manuscripts for the Georgia Poetry Prize! In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press has established the Georgia Poetry Prize, a national competition that will celebrate excellence in poetry. Supported by the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for the Arts and Environment, the GPP is open to unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by residents of North America. Individual poems may have been previously published.
Winners are awarded $1,000, and their collections are subsequently published by the University of Georgia Press. Last year’s winning collection, Chouteau’s Chalk by Rosa Lane, will be published in February 2019. Previous winners include Christopher P. Collins and Christopher Salerno.
Submissions are due November 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST along with a $25 entry fee. All entrants will be notified of the results via email by February 1, 2019.
The University of Georgia is thoroughly committed to academic integrity in all of its endeavors, and the University of Georgia Press adheres to all University of Georgia policies and procedures. To help ensure the integrity of the competition, manuscripts are judged through a blind review process. Judges in the Georgia Poetry Prize competition are instructed to avoid conflicts of interest of all kinds.
Visit the series page for guidelines and more information.