The 2019 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes


The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes. All currently enrolled Perimeter College students are eligible to win one of the prizes and may submit up to three (3) poems of any form, length, and subject for consideration. The winning poem and a poem worthy of honorable mention will be chosen by a committee of TCR editors and forwarded to the Academy for final judging.

In late May, the winner of Perimeter College’s prize will receive an award check for $100 and a one-year membership to the Academy of American Poets, which includes a subscription to the Academy’s journal, American Poets; mention in the Academy’s annual report; and discounts on Academy merchandise and programs. The Academy will also send letters of congratulations to the prize winner and the student writer of the poem that receives honorable mention. The poem that wins Perimeter College’s 2019 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize, if written by a student 23 years of age or younger, will be entered automatically into the nationwide Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award worth $1,000.

All entries to the 2019 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes must:

  • Have a title
  • Be typed (no handwritten submissions will be accepted)
  • Contain the student’s name; age and DOB; GSU I.D. number; current mailing address; e-mail address; and phone contact information printed at the top of each page of each entry
  • Be submitted electronically as an attachment in MS Word format to Alicia Johanneson at The e-mail’s subject line should read: “TCR/AAP Student Poetry Prize”
  • Be e-mailed by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019

Any submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines above will not be accepted for entry to win the prize. For more information, please contact Alicia Johanneson ( or Anna Schachner (


Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Since 1995, the Academy’s University and College Poetry Prize Program has awarded more than $350,000 to more than 10,000 student poets. Through The Chattahoochee Review‘s sponsorship, Perimeter College has been a participating institution in the program since 1999.