Welcome to our neighbor, Michael Curtis, filmmaker and founder of the Milledgeville Film Collaborative, a grass-roots effort to bring artists from varying disciplines together to craft great short and feature-length films. For information on how you can contribute to the project, visit the MillyFilm site.
New Submission Periods!
Please note our new submission dates:
PRIME Poetry prize: May 1 - July 31
Arts & Letters: Aug 1 - Jan 31
Arts & Letters prizes: Feb 1 - Mar 18
PRIME Poetry Prize
The Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize competition is currently open!
The prize offers a $401 prize for a short collection of poems as well as publication in our fall (2.2) issue of PRIME. All who submit receive a one-year subscription to Arts & Letters PRIME.
Jerry Mirskin, winner of the 2013 Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize
Arts & Letters Prize
Congratulations to this year’s Arts & Letters prize winners:
Arts & Letters/Susan Atefat Prize for Creative Nonfiction: Jennifer Bowen Hicks Arts & Letters Prize for Drama: Catherine Rush Arts & Letters/Rumi Prize for Poetry: Lara Egger Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction: Amanda Pauley
Many thanks to all who submitted. And to judges Alice Friman, Sonja Livingston, Jaimy Gordon and David Mitcham: we’re grateful for your efforts and proud to include these selections in our 2014 issue.
Check out our honorable mentions and finalists here.
Jaimy Gordon, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and judge for the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction
Arts & Letters PRIME
[UPDATE: PRIME 2.1 is still inactive, but our "technical issues" have afforded us the opportunity to build a better reading experience. We look forward to sharing it with you very soon! A free copy PRIME 1.1 is available for download. Thank you for your patience.]
We’re proud to announce that PRIME 2.1 was launched on December 1st. Congratulations to our second PRIME Poetry Prize winner Jerry Mirskin and runner-up Kevin Stein, whose poems are featured in this edition. Thanks to distinguished poet Alice Friman for selecting these poets’ works from among all those who submitted to the competition.
This issue also features works by photographer Mackenzie Burgess, a one-act play by Terence Patrick Hughes, and literary works by Sean Prentiss, Jesse DeLong, and Eric Nelson.
PRIME is currently available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Its ePub format allows us to offer audio and video content that most eBooks do not, as well as brilliant graphic material and links to related web sites. Most PRIME content features contributors reading from or discussing their work.
PRIME is available for free with a subscription to Arts & Letters or for those who submit their work through Submittable to either publication.
Questions? Comments? Check out our Facebook page or send us an email.
Cover photography by Mackenzie Burgess
Ask Alice is a video program where Alice Friman, Georgia College Poet-in-Residence, addresses your questions about the writing life. Submit a question through Submittable and she'll choose the best questions to answer in future Arts & Letters PRIME Ask Alice videos. Previously, Alice has answered questions on publication, revision, overcoming your inner critic, and writing good love poetry. Past programs are available on the Ask Alice page.
Check it out and then submit your question through our free Submittable category; if your question is selected, you will receive a free subscription to PRIME! Submit here.
Over the years, Arts & Letters has been supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.