Submissions are open for the 2014 issue of The Allegheny Review!  The deadline to submit for this year’s award is December 15th, 2013. Please keep in mind that we only accept digital submissions via our online Wufoo form! (see link below)

Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate students only.

A $5 entry fee covers a one-year subscription and eligibility for our prose and poetry awards. Winners receive a $250 prize and publication in our journal. If you are submitting work from more than one genre, please send each submission separately with a separate entry fee.

Last year’s judges:

Poetry: Richard Blanco

Blanco R-Photo (High Res HEADSHOT 2013)

Richard Blanco is the author of three books of poetry: City of a Hundred Fires (for which he received the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press), Directions to The Beach of the Dead (winner of the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center), and Looking for The Gulf Motel.  In January 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama to be the inaugural poet.  Blanco is recipient of two Florida Artist Fellowships, a Residency Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and is a John Ciardi Fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A builder of cities as well as poems, he holds a bachelors of science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He lives in Maine with his partner.

Prose: Benjamin Busch


Benjamin Busch is an actor, a photographer, a film director, and a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq.  He played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series The Wire and has appeared on Homicide, The West Wing, and Generation Kill.  He is the author of the memoir, Dust to Dust, for which he received the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Nonfiction in 2013.  He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.


Please note: pieces submitted as regular submissions without the entry fee are eligible for publication, but they will not be considered for our annual awards.

Fiction – not to exceed 20 pages, double-spaced
Poetry – up to 5 poems
Creative nonfiction – not to exceed 20 pages, double-spaced

NOTE: You do NOT need to submit to both. You will automatically be considered for our publication when you submit to the annual awards.

Award Submissions

Regular Submissions

We will no longer accept regular mail or email submissions.

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