Graduate Student Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding poetry written by a graduate student for the 2017 Graduate Student Creative Writing Award. The 2017 award recognizes poetry.  The 2018 award will recognize prose. The award includes a $250 honorarium, publication of the winning work in the South Atlantic Review, and complementary registration for SAMLA 89 in Atlanta (Nov. 3-5, 2017). 

Graduate students who are SAMLA members may nominate their own work here. Please submit 3-5 poems, no more than 10 total pages. Submissions must be unpublished at time of submission. Faculty who are SAMLA members may nominate the work of a student who is not yet a member. 

Nomination deadline is May 1, 2017.

Please contact Paul Donnelly (404-413-5816, with any questions about SAMLA awards.  

2016 Graduate Student Creative Writing Award Winners
For the inaugural year this award will be given for both Poetry and Prose.
In subsequent years the categories will alternate (Poetry in 2017, Prose in 2018).

Poetry – Scott Chalupa, University of South Carolina

 Honorable Mentions
Maxwell McDonough, Vanderbilt University
Joshua Martin, Georgia State University

Prose – Aracelis Gonzalez Asendorf, University of South Florida 

Honorable Mentions
Brian Heston, Georgia State University
Renee M. Ramsey, University of Southern Mississippi