Deadline: January 15, 2023

Entry fee: $30

About the competition

The best short story and essay will both be published in The Georgia Review. We invite writers from all backgrounds to submit. Submissions fee includes a one-year subscription to The Georgia Review. Current subscribers will receive a one-year renewal.

A prize of $1500 will be given to the overall winner, chosen between the two, and the runner-up will receive $600. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, writers must notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. All entries will be considered for publication.

The 2024 Georgia Review Prose Prize judge is Danielle Evans!

Competition guideline

  • The Georgia Review Prose Prize opens November 1 and closes January 15. 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. The runner-up will receive $600. We invite writers from all backgrounds to submit.
  • Submissions must be sent either through Submittable between November 1 and January 15 or by regular mail postmarked within the same span of time. An entry should include either one short story or one essay. Only one entry per writer. Submissions cost $30, which includes a one-year subscription to The Georgia Review. Current subscribers will receive a one-year renewal. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, writers must notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. All entries will be considered for publication.
  • Postal submissions: Include (1) a cover letter that provides your phone number and email address, (2) a self-addressed and stamped envelope for announcement of contest winner and notice of whether your work has been selected for publication, and (3) if you are not a current subscriber, a check for $30 for your entry fee and subscription. Checks should be made payable to The Georgia Review, and envelopes should be addressed to The Georgia Review Prose Prize, The Georgia Review, Room 706A Main Library, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-9009.
  • Please note that students, faculty, staff, and administrators currently affiliated with the University of Georgia are ineligible for the contest. Intimate friends, relatives, colleagues, and former or current students of a judge are also ineligible to enter.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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