- 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
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.) 🙂
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
It’s February, so you know what that means: we’re throwing open the doors on our annual International Poetry Contest! As with last year, contest submissions are $15 for up to 5 poems per entry. Enter as many times as you want.
One Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 and publication, and all Finalists will be published as well. Thirty Merit Award winners will receive a copy of the Fall issue.
We look forward to your poems! Happy submitting!
We are so excited to share that this year’s winner our annual International Poetry Contest is Kurt Luchs, for his poem “Suzie.”
This year’s judge was Dan Vera.
Kurt wins the $1000 prize, and his poem, along with the wonderful poems by the other Finalists, will appear in the fall issue. Congratulations to Kurt and to all of the Finalists! You make Atlanta Review awesome!
Kurt Luchs has poems published or forthcoming in Into the Void, Right Hand Pointing, and The Sun Magazine. He won the 2017 Bermuda Triangle Poetry Prize, and was the First Runner-Up for the 2019 Fischer Poetry Prize. He has written humor for the New Yorker, the Onion, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as writing comedy for television and radio. His books include a humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny) (2017 Sagging Meniscus Press), and a poetry chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other (2019 Finishing Line Press). More of his work, both poetry and humor, is at kurtluchs.com. He lives and works in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he has no outstanding warrants.
- “Mexican Tongue,” JD Amick
- “[Letter of Love] to Ojīchan,” Aozora Brockman
- “Self Portrait with Rubble,” Sylvia Foley
- “A pledge to the dead requires no proof,” Jennifer L. Hollis
- “Corpse,” Dana Jaye
- “Meditation on a Trash Fire in My Backyard,” Robert J. Keeler
- “Quantum Heart,” Kathleen Kirk
- “Waiting for Mother’s Geraniums,” Pingmei Lan
- “One Intimate Morning,” Belle Ling
- “Nighttime in Jericho,” Jo-Ann Mort
- “Stones without People and the Art of the Mulberry,” Adele Ne Jame
- “Consumption of a Black Hole and Sweat Bees,” John Nieves
- “Thin Places,” Edward Nudelman
- “Thought Experiment,” Edward Nudelman
- “Apples, Crabapples,” David Rock
- “Sometimes, Briefly,” Kelly Rowe
- “Unscrolling,” Joan Roberta Ryan
- “Spring Freeze,” Joan Roberta Ryan
- “Dead Woman’s Hollow Road,” Nicole Santalucia
- “What White Lies Beneath,” Heidi Seaborn
- “Prelude to a Resurrection,” d.r. shipp
- “She Zuo Bin’s Rite of Spring,” Mary Spalding
- “Where We Call to Nest,” Felicia Zamora
- “Turbulence: Night Flight to Cairo,” Kristin Zimet
$10 lets you submit a packet of 3 poems. Submit as many packets as you want—the more the merrier.
Hurry, hurry! Send us your poems! We’re excited to read your work!
- We’ve lowered our contest submission fee to a flat rate–now you can submit any 3 poems for $10. Enter as often as you like! Send us 3 poems or 30, it’s up to you!
- We have a new contest window: Submit from February 1st-May 1st.