Dan Veach was the founding editor and publisher of Atlanta Review
from 1994 to 2016. Through his vision, Atlanta Review
gained an international reputation for publishing excellent and luminous poetry, and has published Poet Laureates and Nobel Laureates, often before they were famous.
The Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets solicits poems from college-age students, aged 18-23, on any subject or style. Poems with an international focus are especially welcomed, but all poems must be written in English.
Guidelines & Information:
- Students may submit up to two poems (40 lines or fewer for each poem), each poem on its own page, contained in a single .doc or .docx file, with no identifying information on the poem(s) themselves. Contact information must be entered in the submission form, but this information will not be visible to judges during the contest.
- A letter of recommendation (up to 500 words) from a teacher or other person well-acquainted with the student's writing must accompany the poem(s). The recommendation letter should affirm that these poems are the student's original work.
- A brief statement by the poet (up to 100 words) that offers a little information about the poet; his, her, or their interest in poetry; or about how he, she, or they came to write the work being submitted. This information will not be visible to judges during the contest.
- There is no entry fee.
- Poems will be accepted from March 1 to June 1 each year.
- The winning poet will be published in the Fall/ Winter issue of Atlanta Review, with a $100 prize.