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The Georgia Review

About The Georgia Review: Each issue of The Georgia Review features some
200 pages of fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews—as well as a visual art portfolio, usually in color.

Contact Information:

The University of Georgia

Athens, GA  30602-9009

Phone: (800) 542-3481



Submission/Subscription Information:

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.

Recent issues:

Summer 2014: In a special feature called “Strange and Wondrous Pairings,” five essays—by Marianne Boruch, Brian Doyle, Albert Goldbarth, Brandon R. Schrand, and Martha G. Wiseman—raise questions about the people or characters they bring together in quite unexpected ways. Stories are by George Singleton and Gary Gildner; poems are by Coleman Barks, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Alice Friman, Gerald Stern, and others; reviews are by Edward Butscher, Floyd Collins, Judith Kitchen, Dan Rosenberg, and Adam Tavel. The art feature is Nadine Boughton’s “True Adventures in Modern Living.”

Spring 2014: “Winter’s Glory” by David Wyatt, winner of the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, is the lead piece. Two other entrants, Kara Krewer and Dean Olson, are present alongside Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea, former Missouri poet laureate David Clewell, and others. National Magazine Award-winning short-story writer Mary Hood returns with “Mad Woman in the Attic,” while Mary O’Donoghue debuts with “Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time.” David Bosworth offers a study of modern moral and cultural breakdown. Lisa Knopp’s “Still Life with Peaches” is a taut study of aesthetic and intimate concerns. All this and much more.

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.


last updated 07/21/2014