The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series is pleased to welcome award-winning short-story writer Marylee MacDonald to Georgia State University’s Perimeter College on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 for a reading from and discussion about the short stories in her debut collection, Bonds of Love & Blood. To read the 12 prize-winning stories in Bonds of Love […]


The Chattahoochee Review and the Georgia Center for the Book are proud to announce the 2016 Townsend Prize for Fiction finalists: The Coming, Daniel Black Twain’s End, Lynn Cullen A Clear View of the Southern Sky, Mary Hood Driving the King, Ravi Howard An Isolated Incident, Soniah Kamal Song of the Vagabond Bird, Terry Kay […]


With fast-paced storytelling and dry wit, David James Poissant provides that rare combination of voyeuristic fodder and characters plucked from the neighborhood in his debut collection, The Heaven of Animals. A giant alligator, an amputation, an unexpected IQ, a five-round yard fight, and especially death—wishes, beds, aftermaths—frame Poissant’s rendering of everyday people finding transcendence in […]

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2015 Lamar York Prize Winner Amy D. Clark on research and the writing process.   I am eternally nostalgic about my childhood. I grew up among storytellers; I knew my great-great grandfather and sat at the knees of my great-grandparents until I was in my thirties. The well of family history that inspires my nonfiction […]


2015 Lamar York Prize Winner Joel Wayne on revision and the writing process. When I was younger, I didn’t like revisions. You hear it enough times from older writers – the ones who’ve had a dozen books published, or simply a story or two – and it begins to feel like your dentist flipping you […]

A review by Rosemary D. Cox. Crossing Over: Poems. Priscilla Long. U of New Mexico P. Albuquerque. 2015, 80 pp. $17.95 (paper).   Grief is a strange beast. Psychologists say that there are five stages to grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But no two people deal with loss in exactly the same way, […]

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Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz create fascinating miniature snow globes and scenes, inspiring our Migration cover and even inspiring Jonathan Lethem, who created a story based on their snow globes. Martin & Muñoz would like to share “Traveler CCCIV” especially for Hooch readers. Calling all storytellers! Find more of their work in our Migration issue and on the […]

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The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2016 double issue with a special focus: Off the Record. Literal and figurative translations of the theme welcome. Deadline September 15, 2016, or until the issue fills. Note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines.


Listen to Jamie Quatro read an award-winning story from I Want to Show You More; a thoughtful Q & A session with GPC students follows. “Ms. Quatro’s subtle, sexy and reflective stories are about women who are preoccupied, on the surface at least, with sex, running, God, illness, infidelity and (pretty often) naked selfies. Her stories, like […]

Source: Global Connectivity and Multiculturalism in Publishing: A Roundtable Chat With the Editors of Chattahoochee Review, Waxwing, and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing | The Review Review


The Fall Semester Session of the Workshop Series WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 6-8 p.m. in CA-1500 Clarkston Campus Share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents, and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces. Current GPC students […]


The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series is pleased to welcome short story writer and 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction finalist Jamie Quatro to Georgia Perimeter College on Thursday, October 22, 2015, for a reading from and discussion about the short stories in her lauded debut collection, I Want to Show You More. Set in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, […]


Every semester we mentor interns, working closely with them in an effort to provide an unmatched learning opportunity for GPC students. The marvelous Justin Beaudrot makes another appearance, and two stellar students have started their own legacies with the Hooch. Here’s more about this fall’s interns.   Name: Alyssa J. Douglas         Age: 25 Major: Journalism Favorite Hooch piece: […]


Last September, TCR continued its Classroom Adoption Program by joining CLMP’s Lit Mag Adoption Program to offer more students the best value around for a literary journal in the classroom. By giving students access to goings-on in the literary community years before they accumulate and appear as books, instructors have been giving students the opportunity to become […]

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Our double issues with special focuses Skin and The Animal are now available for download from our TouchNet store for only $4 each. Simply choose your preferred issue, 33.2-3 for The Animal or 34.2-3 for Skin, and after payment, you will be able to download the best new writing from the South and around the […]

A review by Tera Swearngin. The Belle Mar. Katie Bickham. Pleiades Press. 2015. Katie Bickham’s The Belle Mar is set on a plantation in the American South. Spanning over a century, the poems are infused with a rich narrative, distinct characters, and gritty, sometimes even ghastly, images. Each scene is original, intense, and intimate. While […]

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Katherine Conner, author of the story “Relay Operator” appearing in Volume 35.1, on the pleasures and influences of reading her favorite writers. We all began as readers—kids who haunted the local libraries, who blew their allowance or babysitting cash at the Waldenbooks and B. Dalton’s. As a preteen, I spent hours at the Northpark Mall […]


Townsend finalist and novelist Stacia Brown talks about writing and reads from Accidents of Providence for TCR‘s Guest Author Series. Listen to this highly interactive and engaging session about historical fiction, writer’s block, and influence.

Big congrats to Farhin Lilywala, longtime Hooch intern, for her upcoming internship at the New York Times! We’ll miss you, Farhin!


No Shape Bends the River So Long, winner of the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize, is the work of two poets, Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni, who have joined forces to co-create a collection of poems deriving their strength and vitality from America’s heartland. Divided into five sections, much of No Shape Bends the River […]


Congratulations to Lindsey Drager and Stefanie Freele, whose stories originally published in The Chattahoochee Review were chosen for the first edition of the Best Small Fictions! Drager’s “Reasons for Elevators” and Freele’s “Scarlet Fever” both appear in our current double issue with a special focus on Skin. Check out our Skin issue, and then hurry to get your hands […]


Exciting book news from our contributors! Lindsey Drager’s debut novel now available from Dzanc, The Sorrow Proper, is an “investigation of the anxiety that accompanies change.” Laird Hunt praises its “rigor and tenderness,” echoed by Brian Evenson:  “Deft and moving, The Sorrow Proper intricately explores the dynamics of loss, both cultural and personal, and the way […]


At The Chattahoochee Review, each submission receives at least two votes from professionals (not interns or graduate students) who have a wide range of tastes as well as highly-trained and experienced eyes: our Contributing Editors, Faculty Readers, and just about the entire top half of our masthead are our readers. Our active involvement means we are […]

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Our next special-focus issue, due out in January, is all about Skin. Eva Talmadge, co-author of The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide, talks with editor Anna Schachner in the editor’s note, and so we asked co-author Justin Taylor to give us some additional insight on what is fast becoming a subculture. First, a […]


We’re reading submissions for our Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, and we asked last year’s winners, Jeremy Collins and Alexander Weinstein, to share a few words of advice with prospective entrants. Winningly, they agreed.   Jeremy Collins, Prize for Nonfiction Winner: I almost deleted the message. My thumb hovered over the delete button. […]


Award-winning short-story writer and TCR contributor Phong Nguyen follows the progress down roads not taken in Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History for TCR‘s Guest Author Series. Listen to the reading and Nguyen’s Q & A with GPC students.


Visit the TCR Touchnet store for our back-issue bundles, $8, or our sample back issues for $3!


If you are a GPC student and wish to learn more about the world of literary publishing by becoming an intern, please send an email to from your GPC email account. Every semester we mentor interns, working closely with them in an effort to provide an unmatched learning opportunity for GPC students.


Contributing editor Theodore Worozbyt’s books are The Dauber Wings (Dream Horse Press, 2006); Letters of Transit, winner of the Juniper Prize (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2008); and Smaller Than Death (Knut House Press, 2015). The City of Leaving and Forgetting, his most recent chapbook, appears in Country Music. Migration issue contributor Sara Jean Lane is […]


If you’re resolved to get your work out there more, our Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction close January 31st. Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Volume 36.1. For guidelines, visit our Prizes or Submittable page.