The Atticus Review Poetry Contest, 2020Atticus Review is happy to announce our third annual Poetry Contest judged by Roberto Carlos Garcia.

  • Deadline: April 5th, 2020
  • You may submit up to three (3) poems
  • Contest submission fee is $10
  • You may submit multiple times
  • Entries should be previously unpublished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
  • All submissions will be considered for publication
  • Winners announced: May 4th, 2019

First Prize: $350
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $50



About the Judge:

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books Publishing, A NonProfit that publishes exclusively full-length poetry collections and chapbooks.

Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.” He is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books. Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. 

His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, The BreakBeat Poets Vol 4: LatiNEXTBettering American Poetry Vol. 3, The Root, Those People, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Gawker, Barrelhouse, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others. 

Follow Roberto @TheSpokenMind and Get Fresh Books @GFBPublishing.