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Nicholas Goodly will be offering online poetry consultations for GWA this summer! 

Nicholas Goodly is a Cave Canem fellow, author of the Georgia Writer's Association guest blog "Free Verse," and team member of the performing arts platform Fly on a Wall. Nicholas is a finalist for the 2020 Jake Adam York Prize, the runner-up for the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.

Nicholas received a teaching fellowship and MFA from Columbia University, is a Spring 2020 Hambidge Creative Residency Distinguished Fellow, received second place prize for the 2018 New South Poetry Contest, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Discovery/ Boston Review Contest, finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest, finalist in the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize, and Critic's Choice for Best Poet 2018 in Creative Loafing Atlanta.

 
Nicholas is accepting poetry for line edits and content critique. Please see below for fees and guidelines.
 

  • Individual Poems (up to 2 pages), $15
  • Folios (up to 7 pages in length, not to include more than 5 poems), $50
  • Chapbooks (16-40 pages in length), $100
  • Full-length collections (45-80 pages in length), $150


All manuscripts should be formatted in 12-point font and double-spaced. The deadline to submit work for these consultations is July 15. Nicholas will complete his work and respond to all participants by August 15.


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Anne Corbitt will be offering online fiction consultations for GWA this summer!

Anne Corbitt received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi on the John and Renée Grisham Fellowship. Her work has appeared in One Story, The Greensboro Review, Fifth Wednesday, Fourth River, and others. She lives in Atlanta, where she created and wrote the interactive mystery series ATL Mysteries, and teaches writing at Kennesaw State University, Emory University, and the Etowah Valley Low Residency MFA program. Her first novel, Rules for Lying, was released by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2016, as the winner of the Nilsen Literary Prize, and was the finalist for the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Award for a First Novel.

Anne is accepting fiction for content critique. When necessary or applicable, she will provide line-edit suggestions for several pages to offer examples for the kinds of edits the writer may want to consider overall. Please see below for fees and guidelines.
 

  • Flash Fiction/Short Stories (up to 25 pages), $50
  • Novellas/Novel Excerpts (up to 50 pages), $150 
  • Novellas/Novel Excerpts/Story Collections (51-100 pages), $250 
  • Novels/Novel Excerpts/Story Collections (100-150 pages), $350

All manuscripts should be formatted in 12-point font and double-spaced. Please include a one-page letter detailing any specific focus or concerns for the consultation. For novel excerpts, also include a short synopsis. The deadline to submit work for these consultations is July 15. Anne will complete her work and respond to all participants by August 15.

Please fill out all required fields in order for us to process your event request and place it on our website. Thank you so much!

Memberships are $50.00 for 12 months and include:

  • FREE monthly workshop admission
  • Discount on Red Clay Writers Conference admission
  • Access to monthly online columns on various writing and publishing topics
  • Access to Facebook critique groups for creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry (NEW!)
  • Access to audio from past monthly workshops (NEW!)
  • Free one year subscription to Poets & Writers magazine (NEW!)
  • Discount on Scrivener and Scapple (NEW!)


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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Georgia Writers Registry (GWR) must be residents of Georgia and must also earn a minimum of 12 publication points based on the following point system:

12 Points

  • Each book of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction
  • Each play produced by a professional theatre (equity contract)

6 Points

  • Each chapbook
  • Staged readings of plays by professional theatres or professional playwright’s organizations

3 Points

  • Each work of fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited Web publication
  • Each poem published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited Web publication

Ineligible Publications

  • Publications from vanity presses
  • Self-published work
  • Work from presses that do not offer authors standard book contracts
  • Work published by a journal or anthology for which one makes editorial decisions
  • Translations

This form should be filled out by the sponsoring organization prior to the event. 

Applications will not be considered unless all information is provided. Please keep a copy for your records. Sponsors are required to submit all promotional materials, including print copies of webpages and e-mails, that highlight the logos of the Georgia Writers Association, the Georgia Council of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Proof of verbal acknowledgement made at the event must be submitted if there are no written promotional materials.

This form should be filled out by the sponsoring organization after the event has taken place.

The event director is to complete this form within 15 days of the completion of the event. Sponsors are required to submit all promotional materials along with this form, including screenshots of webpages and e-mails, that highlight the logos of the Georgia Writers Association, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Proof of verbal acknowledgement made at the event must be submitted if there are no written promotional materials. 


  • This form should be filled out the writer after the event has taken place and within 15 days of the completion of the event. 
  • Please cash your check within 90 days of issuance.
  • If there are any discrepencies between the amount you agreed to be paid for the even and the actual amount of the check, please contact Jenny Sadre-Orafai jsadreor@kennesaw.edu
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