THE LAMAR YORK PRIZES FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION
Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and
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
Send stories and
essays of up to 5,000 words, double-spaced.
Entries must be
postmarked or submitted via
(under the appropriate contest category) between October 1 and
January 31. All entries will be considered for publication.
judged anonymously. Please include a cover letter with the
entry’s title and entrant’s name, address, and phone number.
Remove identifying information from the submission. We would
greatly appreciate a note letting us know how you heard about
the contest in your cover letter.
Simultaneous submissions are discouraged but permissible, though
we ask to be notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An entry fee of $15 (nonrefundable) includes a one-year
subscription to The Chattahoochee Review beginning with
the Spring 2013 issue. Each additional entry requires a separate
fee but may include a gift subscription; please make a note with
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Only unpublished essays and stories will be considered.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
Winners will be announced on
TCR’s website in March and
published in the Spring 2013 issue.
The editors support the Council of Literary Magazines and
Presses Contest Code of Ethics, and will judge the prizes this
year. The Editor and an outside judge in each category will make
the final decisions. Faculty of GPC, former students of the
editors, and close friends or associates should refrain from
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Contest Code of
“CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes
that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers
and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that
intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency
of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that
end, we agree to (1) conduct our contests as ethically as
possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of
our readers, judges, or editors; (2) to provide clear and
specific contest guidelines defining conflict of interest for
all parties involved; and (3) to make the mechanics of our
selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes
that different contest models produce different results, but
that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code
to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing
community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a
vibrant literary heritage.”
to our 2013 Lamar York Prize Winners: Amina Gautier for her
story “Bodega,” and Ming Holden for her essay “Coyote.”
Their work will appear in Volume 33.1, due out this
summer. Please visit our news and events blog,
The Hooch, for a list of finalists. Warmest regards
to all who entered!
THE TOWNSEND PRIZE FOR FICTION
The Townsend Prize for Fiction is awarded biennially to the Georgia writer judged to have published the best book-length work of fiction in the previous two years. The prize was founded in 1980 in honor of founding editor of Atlanta Magazine, Jim Townsend. Past recipients include respected Georgia authors Celestine Sibley, Alice Walker, Terry Kay, Ha Jin, and Kathryn Stockett.
Books are brought to our attention through communication from publishers, agents, and in some cases authors themselves. The final nominees are then selected by The Chattahoochee Review.
Determination of the winner is carried out by anonymous,
independent judges and announced at an awards ceremony.
The last Townsend Prize for Fiction was awarded
on April 26th, 2012,
at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Ann Beattie gave the
keynote address. Thomas Mullen received the Prize for The
Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers.