Graduate Student Creative Writing Award

For the inaugural year, this award was given for both poetry and prose. In subsequent years the categories will alternate (Poetry in 2019, Prose in 2020).

SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding poetry written by a graduate student for the 2018 Graduate Student Creative Writing Award. The award includes a $250 honorarium, publication of the winning work in the South Atlantic Review, and complimentary registration for SAMLA 91 in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 8-10, 2019).

Graduate students who are SAMLA members may nominate their own work hereFaculty who are SAMLA members may nominate the work of a student who is not yet a member. If students are not yet members, they must become SAMLA members to have their submissions reviewed. The nomination deadline is May 5th.

Please submit 3-5 poems totaling no more than 10 pages. All work must be unpublished at time of submission.

Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] or 404.413.5816 with any questions.


2018 Graduate Student Creative Writing Award Winner Prose
Leonard Owens III, Western New Mexico University
“A Floridian Boyhood, from five to ten”

Honorable Mention
Kristy Maier, George College

“Coop”