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The Georgia Review
About The Georgia Review:
Each issue of The Georgia Review
200 pages of fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews—as well as a visual art portfolio, usually in color.
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-9009
Phone: (800) 542-3481
Simultaneous submissions: no Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Submission period: 8/15-5/15 Response time: 2-4 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0016-8386 Issues per year: 4 Founded: 1947 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Media Solutions, Ubiquity Average pages: 200 Copy Price: $15 Sample copy (postpaid): $10 Subscription 1 year: $40
Publisher’s Description: The Georgia Review, published by the University of Georgia since 1947, is an award-winning, internationally distributed literary quarterly that seeks to present the finest in contemporary thought and writing to a broad range of intellectually open and curious readers. A frequent finalist in the National Magazine Awards competition, The Georgia Review has won Essay and Fiction prizes. Its staff reviews over 13,000 submissions annually, publishing interdisciplinary essays, reviews, art, fiction, and poetry in four book-length issues per year. Through its commitment to excellence, The Georgia Review has earned an international reputation. Contributors range from Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging new voices, all of whose words invite and sustain repeated readings.
Winter 2013: New words from Richard Hugo are brought to light in “The Truth Is Never Really Enough,” a compendium of Hugo’s lecture commentary recorded by his former student, Thomas Aslin. Aslin also contributes “What We Love and Lose and Take to Heart: Remembering Dick Hugo and Walt Pavlich.” Essays include Gerda Saunders’ “Telling Who I Am before I Forget: My Dementia,” Stephen Dunn’s “Refuge, and the Serious Humor of Kafka and Beckett,” and a memoir of youth by Kevin Brockmeier. Fiction by Jim Heynen; poems by Albert Goldbarth, Julie Suk, and LaWanda Walters; a portfolio by Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso; and more.
Fall 2013: Celeste Rapone’s gaudily costumed imaginary women enclose Julie Riddle’s essay about growing up among pioneer dreams, guns, and child abuse. Deena Linett explores the “Erotics of Place” after Douglas Carlson observes that “if a common thread can be found within nearly all recent nature writing, it seems to be despair over an unraveling world,” and after Ann Pancake unwittingly echoes Carlson with her essay’s very title. With fiction by Albert Goldbarth and Kyle C. Mellen, essays by Fleda Brown and Gary Gildner, poems by Stephen Dunn, Alice Friman, Jill Osier, and others; and more.
Summer 2013: Judith Kitchen’s “The Circus Train,” a complex yet easy-reading meditation on memory, mortality, and history, occupies a third of the issue, and editor Stephen Corey thinks most readers will finish the piece wishing it didn’t have to end. Scott Russell Sanders offers “Near and Distant Bears,” an assessment of where the world stands in the climate-change confrontation—and why. Poet Rebecca Cook and fiction writer David Griffith make their first appearances, as does Floyd Collins reviewing Inventing Constellations by poet Al Maginnes. “Presentiments,” acrylic and oil paintings by John Winship, were born from old black-and-white photographs.
last updated 1/13/2014