Poetry Contest Seeks Submissions, deadline May 5


The Chattahoochee Review and the Academy of American Poets Seeks Submissions

to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes. All currently enrolled Perimeter College students are eligible to win one of the prizes and may submit up to three (3) poems of any form, length, and subject for consideration. The winning poem and a poem worthy of honorable mention will be chosen by a committee of TCR editors and forwarded to the Academy for final judging.

In late May, the winner of Perimeter College’s prize will receive an award check for $100 and a one-year membership to the Academy of American Poets, which includes a subscription to the Academy’s journal,American Poet; mention in the Academy’s annual report; and discounts on Academy merchandise and programs. The Academy will also send letters of congratulations to the prize winner and the student writer of the poem that receives honorable mention.

The poem that wins Perimeter College’s 2017 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize, if written by a student 23 years of age or younger, will be entered automatically into the nationwide Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award worth $1,000.

All entries to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes must:

  • Have a title
  • Be typed (no handwritten submissions will be accepted)
  • Contain the student’s name; age and DOB; I.D. number; current mailing address; e-mail address; and phone contact informationprinted at the top of each page of each entry
  • Be submitted electronically as an attachment in MS Word or PDF format to Alicia Johanneson,(ajohanneson@gsu.edu). The e-mail’s subject line should read: “TCR/AAP Student Poetry Prize”
  • Be e-mailed by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017

Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted for entry to win the prize. For more information, please contact Alicia Johanneson, TCR’s program coordinator, at ajohanneson@gsu.edu, or Anna Schachner, TCR‘s editor, at aschachner@gsu.edu.


Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Since 1955, the Academy’s University and College Poetry Prize Program has awarded more than $350,000 to more than 10,000 student poets. Through The Chattahoochee Review’s sponsorship Perimeter College has been a participating institution in the program since 1999.