- Sarah Carey
- Debra Devins
- Page Getz Ellingerr
- Michelle Bonczek Evory
- Stacey Forbes
- Anyély Goméz-Dickerson
- Shellie Harwood
- Ben Hellerstein
- Brian Patrick Heston
- Joann Hinz
- Maxima Kahn
- Margaret Lee
- Katharyn Howd Machan
- Meryl Natchez
- Christopher Nolan
- John Schneider
- Jacquelyn Shah
- Carole Stasiowski
- Donald Wildman
Carter is a 21 year old creative writing student at Bryan College in Tennessee. He won the poetry award in his school’s 2022 and 2023 annual literary contests and will be published in forthcoming issues of Listening and Black Fox Literary Magazine.
We want to thank everyone who participated, and send special shout out to our Finalists and Honorable Mentions!
The Complete List of Finalists
- Alejandro Aguirre, “Elizabeth Bishop’s Arrival at Havana, 1955”
- Gospel Chinedu, “Progeny”
- Gaia McCune, “A Spring Morning”
The Complete List of Honorable Mentions
- Amad Aamir, “Letters I Keep Writing to the Sea”
- Daniel Barry, “Senior Week”
- Jayant Kashyap, “Nilgai”
- Chiwenite Onyekwelu, “Duplex for My Father”
Atlanta Review prides itself on its Spring issues, which are focused on an international country or region. Every year, we try to bring you the best new work, in translation, that we can. But we can’t do it without guest editors, and that’s where you come in.
Are you fluent in another language? We’re looking for volunteer guest editors who can solicit poetry, translate the work (if necessary), collect bios, organize the work, and write an introduction to it. We look for roughly 40-50 manuscript pages (one poem per page).
If you’re interested, PLEASE get in touch with us at email@example.com. We already have Spring 2024 and 2025 lined up, but we’ll be needing folks in the future and would love your help! We’re especially eager to have an issue from France, if anyone is inclined.
Contact JC if you have any questions. And thank you very much!
We just wanted to give you an update on the contest: we’re still reading submisions (there were a lot of them!), and still looking for a judge, but we’re hoping to finish up all decisions by October at the latest. The Fall issue will come out in December, as usual.
Meanwhile, just a reminder that our fall general submission window opens in 38 days, on September 15th. We’re looking forward to reading your new work!
That’s right, May Day is the last day we’re accepting poems, so be sure to get them to us for a chance to win $1000 and publication. (And then you can go back to dancing around the May Pole.) 🙂
You can submit to the contest via Submittable at atlantareview.submittable.com. $15 for each 5 poems you enter.
We’re excited to read your work! Don’t let time run out!
It’s that time of year again! We can’t wait to read your submissions for the 2023 International Poetry Contest. We want to read poems that sizzle, poems that make us cry or laugh or lose our breath. We want to be inundated with your beautiful and strange words.
As always we appreciate all kinds of poems, so feel free to send us your sonnets and villanelles and sestinas, your free verse, your nonce forms–whatever you got, we want to read it.
Contest submission entry is $15 per each packet of 5 poems (not per poem!!). Feel free to enter the contest as many times as you like, provided you pay the fee.
The contest runs until May 1st!
We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Knapp’s poem “It’s Ok to Worry about the State of Britney Spears’s Mental Health” has been selected by this year’s competition judge, Steven Reigns, as the winner of the 2022 International Poetry Prize.
Of her work, Steven writes, “There’s a cleverness to this poem that could potentially alienate or verge into careless campiness, but it never goes there thanks to the balance of global awareness, sincere concern, and artful imagery.”
Elizabeth wins the Grand Prize of $1000 and publication in the Fall issue.
Congratulations to our Finalists too!
- Stevens Amidon
- Rhoni Blankenthorn
- Harley Anastasia Chapman
- Grant Chemidlin
- Hollie Dugas
- Therese Gleason
- Ellen Pauley Goff
- Norman Goodwin
- P M F Johnson
- Sarah Kersey
- Hannah Lee
- Corinne Wohlford Mason
- karla k. morton
- Mitchelle Mukeli
- Veronica Patterson
- Jennifer M. Phillips
- Ivy Raff
- vinode ramgopal
- Angela Sucich
- Jeri Theriault
- Tanya Tuzeo
- Isi Unikowski
We are so excited to announce the winner of the 2022 Dan Veach Prize!
Congratulations go to Edwin Williamson, for his poem, “Each D ay I Press My Ear to the Ground.”
Of his own writing, Edwin says, “My poetry often aims to blend natural and scientific concepts occurring on Earth (or off-Earth) with tender emotional experiences. I am a lifelong visual artist and musician and started writing poetry in 2018 as a freshman in college. I have always loved science but never found myself able to pursue any of the more technical fields academically. The kind of poetry I’ve been generating over the last few years, I feel, comes out as the product of what I can do as a creative individual and of what we should all be fascinated with as human beings on this planet.”
Edwin will have his poem published in the Fall 2022 issue of Atlanta Review and he wins $100 prize.
Congratulations also to our finalists!
- Alejandro Aguirre, “Berlin Candy Bomber”
- Gigi Cheng, “Obsidian Fish”
- Hana Saad, “I cut down to the core”
And thanks to everyone who entered the contest. It’s exciting to see so many younger folks writing and sharing their poetry.
It’s summer and we can’t wait to share our Taiwan issue with you. So many great poets to read! Plus we have amazing general contributors as usual.
If you want to read some fantastic poetry, check out our Current Issue page.