Graduate Student Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding poetry written by a graduate student for the 2019 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 (November 15-17, 2019).

Graduate students who are SAMLA members may nominate their own work, while faculty who are currently SAMLA members may nominate the work of a student who is not yet a member. Students who are not yet members must become SAMLA members to have their submissions reviewed. 

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 All work must be unpublished at time of submission. 

The nominations deadline for the 2019 edition of this award has passed.

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