Atticus Review Poetry Contest, 2019


Atticus Review Poetry Contest 2019, judged by Paul GuestAtticus Review is happy to announce our second annual Poetry Contest judged by Paul Guest.

  • You may submit up to three (3) poems for $12 or six (6) poems for $16.
  • Entries should be previously unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please alert us if a poem is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please do not put your name or identifying information anywhere in the file containing your submission.
  • Please no submissions from colleagues, former students, or close acquaintances of the Contest Judge.
  • We will notify all entrants in late March UPDATE: MID-APRIL
  • All submissions will be considered for publication.



First Prize: $400
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $50

March 17th, 2019 (extended from March 3rd)

About the Judge: Paul Guest is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Because Everything Is Terrible, and one memoir. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. A Guggenheim Fellow and Whiting Award winner, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, flash prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.


  1. Morgan Nikola-Wren on

    Quick Question: As to all the entrants being notified in late March, does this mean notified that their work has been received, or notified of the winners?

    • Hi Morgan! We changed the dates a little bit because of AWP but looks like we forgot to change the notification date. We’re on a post-AWP publishing break and should be announcing the winners when we start up again the week of April 15th. Sorry for the confusion there.

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