Regular submissions are currently open (August 1- January 31).

See guidelines on our website and the descriptions below each category for more information on what we're looking for.

We nominate for the following prizes:

The Pushcart Prize
Best New Poets
Best American Short Stories
Best American Essays
Best American Nonrequired Reading

We publish new and upcoming writers along with more established writers among the ranks of past contributors including R.T. Smith, Denise Duhamel, Donald Hall, Brett Lott, Maxine Kumin, Dinty Moore, Bob Hicok, Xu Xi, Lia Purpura, Mark Jarman, and David Kirby.

We pay $50 minimum or $10 per published page.

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Arts & Letters Prize Contest and Unclassifiables Contest will reopen in February and May respectively. Guidelines for these contests can be found our website: http://artsandletters.gcsu.edu.

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We accept one winning story up to 25 pages (other submissions will be considered for publication at our normal rates). All submissions must be typed and double spaced with numbered pages. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your work is taken elsewhere by logging into Submittable and adding a note on your submission.

Do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript or it will be rejected unread. It's important.

We offer the winner a $1,000 prize and publication in next year's Fall or Spring issue. 

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Submit up to six pages of poetry (so six poems max), typed, singled-spaced. We accept one winner (other submissions will be considered for publication at our normal rates). Please include all your poems in one document, but make sure each poem starts on its own page. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if poems in your submission are taken elsewhere.

Do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript or it will be rejected unread. It's important.

We offer the winner a $1,000 prize and publication in next year's Fall or Spring issue. 


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We accept one winning Creative Nonfiction piece up to 25 pages (other submissions will be considered for publication at our normal rates). All submissions must be typed and double spaced with numbered pages. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your work is taken elsewhere by logging into Submittable and adding a note on your submission.

Do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript or it will be rejected unread. It's important.

We offer the winner a $1,000 prize and publication in next year's Fall or Spring issue. 

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We accept one-act plays 30-60 pages in length (typed, standard stage play format). Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your work is taken elsewhere by logging into Submittable and adding a note on your submission.

Do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript or it will be rejected unread. It's important.

We offer the winner a $500 prize (and up to $500 to reimburse the winner's domestic, main cabin class airfare to attend a production of the play). The winning playwright's lodging and meals in Milledgeville, Georgia, will also be provided, and the play will be performed at Georgia College.

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