Ends on January 31, 2019

$18.00 USD

One prize of $1,000.00 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review is awarded to a winning story in the annual Lamar York Prize for Fiction, which honors the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review.

  •  Send one story of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced.
  •  Entries must be submitted between November 1 and January 31. All entries will be considered for publication.
  •  Submissions are judged anonymously. Please remove identifying information from the submission file itself. We would appreciate a note letting us know how you heard about the contest in your cover letter.
  •  Simultaneous submissions are permissible, though we ask to be notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere (tcr@gsu.edu).
  •  An entry fee of $18 (nonrefundable) includes a one-year subscription to The Chattahoochee Review beginning with the Spring issue. Each additional entry requires a separate fee but may include a gift subscription; please make a note with payment.
  •  Only unpublished stories will be considered. Translators must have permission from the authors before submitting.
  •  Winners will be announced on TCR’s website in the winter and published in the Spring issue.
  •  TCR supports the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics. Editors will select ten finalists in each category, and judges will select one  winner each. Students, former students, close associates, and friends of the judges must refrain from entering. Former winners of the prize are also ineligible. Faculty of GSU, former students of the editors, and  close friends or associates of the editors must also refrain from submitting.


Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which won the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine (Ecco, 2018), and two novels, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011) and Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017). His fiction has appeared in PloughsharesTin HouseOne StoryA Public Space, Chattahoochee Review, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell, and the KHN Center for the Arts. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch, where he is an Associate Professor in the English Department at The University of the South.