Submissions are open for the 2016 issue of The Allegheny Review!  The deadline to submit for this year’s award is February 15th, 2016. 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.

Poetry Judges: Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs

NickoleBrownStraightCrop-copyNickole Brown’s books include Fanny Says and a novel-in-poems, Sister. She graduated from The Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Kentucky Arts Council; and she has taught creative writing at the University of Louisville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and at the low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Murray State. She also serves as editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press.

jessica-jacobsJessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance,  a biography-in-poems of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. She holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Sycamore Review, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared widely in publications including Beloit Poetry Journal, The Missouri Review, Rattle, and The Oxford American. Jessica is now serving as the Hendrix-Murphy Writer-in-Residence at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Prose Judge: Catherine Chung

Catherine-Chung-Official-credit-Ayano-Hisa-Photography-2Catherine Chung is the author of the novel, Forgotten Country, and the recipient of a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship as well as an Honorable Mention for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award. Her work has been published by The New York Times, Granta, and The Rumpus, among others. She co-edits the PEN/Guernica Flash Series and teaches creative writing at Adelphi University. She is currently a visitor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is working on her next novel.


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

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