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Catherine Rush's The Sum of Me

The Georgia College Department of Theatre will be producing the prize-winning play, The Sum of Me, on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, at 8:00 PM. It will be directed by Sarah Prochaska.

New Submission Periods!

Please note our new submission dates:

Arts & Letters: Aug 1 - Jan 31

Arts & Letters prizes: Feb 1 - Mar 31

PRIME Poetry Prize: May 1 – July 31 (online only via submittable)



Arts & Letters News

The annual Arts & Letters Prizes submission period is now closed. We will notify finalists and post the winners after we have met and reviewed all of your submissions.

We offer publication in the fall 2014 or spring 2015 issue, AND $1,000 prize to each winner for the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize (final judge: Jayne Anne Phillips); Rumi Prize in Poetry (final judge: Beth Gylys), Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction (final judge: Bret Lott); and the Drama Prize for One-Act Play (final judge: David Muschell).

In addition to publication and $1,000 prize, the prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March); the winning playwright is brought to campus to attend the production and receive the prize.

Check out our 2013 winners, honorable mentions and finalists here.

Both hard copy and Submittable submissions will be accepted. See our prizes page for more details.

Jayne Anne Phillips, National Book Award nominee and judge for the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction

Arts & Letters PRIME 3.2 is now up and running.

Arts & Letters PRIME 3.2 is now ready to download. We'll email our subscribers and those who submitted to the PRIME Poetry Prize, and anyone submitting through submittable will have access to the download. If you are a contributor or submitter and do not hear from us, please email us at for your link to the download.

PRIME 3.2 features an interview with esteemed novelist Jayne Anne Phillips, a brand new “Ask Alice” video, and audio versions of poems read by 2013 A&L Rumi Prize winner Lara Egger. This issue also features work which will appear in the print edition of Arts & Letters. Be aware of the upcoming PRIME Poetry Prize. Submissions accepted (online via Submittable only) from May 1 to July 31: Final Judge Alice Friman.


Ask Alice

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.

We're excited to announce that Alice Friman has a new book of poems, The View From Saturn, forthcoming this year from LSU Press. Also, a new version of "Ask Alice" will be in the forthcoming Prime 3.2.

Alice Friman

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.