may, 2019

15may1:00 am1:00 amThe Loraine Williams Poetry PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $15
Max word count: Ten pages
Top Prize: $1,500

Event Details

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Dunn will be the final judge for The Georgia Review‘s 2019 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. Dunn is the author of nearly twenty books of poetry and prose, including Different Hours (the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry) and the forthcoming Pagan Virtues.

We are also excited to share that the prize has increased this year from $1,000 to $1,500.

Annual time frame: Submissions to be considered for the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize must be sent either online from April 1 through May 15 or by regular mail postmarked within the same span of time. The winning poem and author will be announced by August 15, and the poem will appear in the Spring issue of the following year. All submitted poems will be considered for publication in The Georgia Review; any selected will be paid our regular poetry honorarium of $4 per line.

Entry requirements: No simultaneously submitted work. An entry may include one, two, or three poems, but no more than a total of ten standard pages in 12-point or larger type. Current subscribers to The Georgia Review may enter the competition free of charge; non-subscribers may begin a subscription at the time of entry—$35 for four issues, which is $5 off the regular price—or pay an entry fee of $15. (A $15 shipping charge will be added to international subscriptions.)

Back to Top