- Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, which honor the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review.
- Send stories and essays of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced.
- Entries must be submitted via Submittable (under the appropriate contest category) between November 1 and January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. We no longer accept paper submissions. All entries will be considered for publication.
- Submissions are judged anonymously. Please include a cover letter in the appropriate Submittable entry field with the entry’s title and entrant’s name, address, and phone number. Remove identifying information from the file attachment. We would appreciate a note letting us know how you heard about the contest in the cover letter.
- Simultaneous submissions are permissible, though we ask to be notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere:
- An entry fee of $18 (nonrefundable) includes a one-year subscription to The Chattahoochee Review beginning with the Spring issue.
- No theoretical, scholarly, or critical essays will be considered, but all other approaches and topics are welcome. Only unpublished essays and stories will be considered. While manuscripts will not be returned, authors may include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript.
- Winners will be announced on our blog in the winter and published in the Spring issue
- The editors support the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics. Editors will select ten finalists in each category, and judges will select one winner each. Students, former students, close associates and friends of the judges must refrain from entering. Faculty of GSU, former students of the editors, and close friends or associates of the editors must also refrain from submitting.