for General Submissions
Fiction: Stories or self-contained novel excerpts in the 7500-word
range preferred, but we will consider longer pieces. One story per submission.
Poetry: High-quality poems. Send up to three poems per submission.
Poems should not exceed fifty lines each. For information about the James Dickey Poetry contest, click on the link.
James Dickey Poetry Prize Guidelines PDF
Essays: Literary or personal essays, no criticism. We prefer the
7500-word range. Send one essay per submission.
Photographs and Artwork: Send slides, cd, or duplicates. Black
and white photography is preferable, but we will consider color.
Payment: $15 per printed page (prose), $50 per poem, $250 for photographs
and artwork plus complimentary copies and subscription.
Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, on one side only of 8 1/2"
x 11" paper. Be sure your name, address, and phone number appear on
all pages. Enclose a sufficiently stamped SASE if you want your work
returned to you and indicate so on your cover letter.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept unsolicited
submissions during the months of May, June, July, and August. Please
send no more than two submissions per reading period. We do not
accept submissions via email. We also do not respond to inquiries concerning
the status of manuscripts via email or the telephone. Please send your
written inquiries to the address below and include a SASE.
Mail manuscripts to:
P.O. Box 3999
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3999