A large number of poets have been requesting an online submission option, so we have made that available here. We also support sustainable options in our operations. Online submissions are good for the environment. The fee for online submissions is $3. Some poets may ask, isn’t this a reading fee. No. We have to pay for the service in order to provide it to you.
With that said, you may continue to submit typed poems by mail for no additional fee at our new mailing address: 686 Cherry St. NW, Suite 333, Atlanta GA 30332-0161. If you choose to submit by regular mail, please enclose a S.A.S.E., with enough postage to return your poems. Otherwise, we will recycle manuscripts.
Because of the fee associated with our contests, however, all contest submissions must use the online service.
For General Submissions, we prefer:
- No more than five unpublished poems per submission, each poem on its own page, contained in a single .doc or .docx file.
- No identifying information on any poem. Atlanta Review reads blind: we publish poems, not poets.
- Only one submission per submission period.
For Contest Submissions, we prefer:
- Unpublished poems, each poem on its own page, contained in a single .doc or .docx file. Poems must not have won a major prize in another contest. You may enter as many poems as you like, provided you pay the fee for each submission.
- No identifying information on any poem.
For Dan Veach Prize Submissions, we prefer:
- No more than two poems (40 lines or fewer for each poem), each poem on its own page, contained in a single .doc or .docx file, with no identifying information on the poem(s) themselves. Contact information must be entered in the submission form, but this information will not be visible to judges during the contest.
- A letter of recommendation (up to 500 words) from a teacher or other person well-acquainted with the student’s writing must accompany the poem(s). The recommendation letter should affirm that these poems are the student’s original work.
- A brief statement by the poet (up to 100 words) that offers a little information about the poet; his, her, or their interest in poetry; or about how he, she, or they came to write the work being submitted. This information will not be visible to judges during the contest.
We read year-round, with the following deadlines:
- June 1st for the Fall/Winter Issue
- December 1st for the Spring/Summer Issue.
- May 1st for the annual contest
- June 1st for the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets (accepted from March 1st)
For more details and to submit your work electronically, please visit: https://atlantareview.submittable.com/submit