Alexander Weinstein‘s stories have appeared in both Volume 34.1 and Volume 36.1 of The Chattahoochee Review. His debut collection, Children of the New World, was named one of the “100 Notable Books of 2016” by The New York Times Book Review. Congratulations, Alexander!   For more contributor success, visit our site again, or follow us […]

Now available in our TCR TouchNet Store for $8 – an issue full of amazing contributors whose work we hope will inspire you!

With the spring issue almost ready to arrive at your doorstep, now’s a good time to subscribe or renew for $16 (including shipping), a great deal for inspired writings of localized cultures from the South and around the world.

Each year, we gain respect for the responsibility of reading prize entries. We receive creative work in a creative spirit. To all of the writers who submitted, wherever they find themselves on the continuum of skill and confidence, please know that your work was carefully considered, appreciated, and wished well. We’re grateful to Patrick Ryan […]

Connect with TCR editors at “North America’s Largest Literary Conference,” the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair, this year in Washington, DC, February 9-11, and always an opportunity to inspire and be inspired by some of the best contemporary writers, editors, and publishers. Our editor, Anna Schachner, will be at our Bookfair table […]

Dear Readers, we hope you’ll support our mission of “Exporting the South, Importing the World” by investigating our latest offering, Off the Record, from a large group of brave writers. The issue is available for $8 in our TouchNet TCR store. And to all who submitted, thank you – we found an embarrassment of riches, taste […]

Book Title: Haylow (Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama) Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 2:30 p.m. Location: NB-2100/2101, Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Dunwoody Campus About Haylow: Travis Hemperly is a white southerner who has never been the minority in any room he’s ever entered. He has also just joined […]

A review by Ginger Eager   The Dream Life of Astronauts. Patrick Ryan. The Dial Press. 2016. 272 pp. $26.00 (hardback).   Patrick Ryan’s new collection, The Dream Life of Astronauts, is set on Merritt Island, Florida, a tiny strip of loamy flatland that was home to citrus farms until John F. Kennedy called a […]

The Chattahoochee Review in partnership with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Altanta (MJCCA) is pleased to support the 25th Annual Book Festival of the MJCCA. Taking place from November 5-20, the festival will feature a lineup of the year’s most exceptional authors, celebrities, and thought-leaders including Jonathan Safran Foer, Kenny Loggins, and Jeffrey Toobin. […]

And sure to inspire your own musings, your own investigations about records undiscovered or unrecoverable . . . or not yet written, or not yet imagined. We found the gutsiest, most thoughtful, wildest, angriest, silliest, vacantly shocking, so shocking as to imply an almost-imperative at times: not within political issues, where we begin within cozy […]

Friday, TCR editors discussed our Classroom Adoption Program for panel attendees at TYC-GA and would like to thank the wonderful attendees. We encourage anyone interested to learn more information at clmp.org/adoption, or email lship@gsu.edu to reserve copies of Off the Record.

Book Title: Bull Mountain (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016; 1 p.m. Location: CN 2220, Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus About Bull Mountain: Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, […]

The Fall Semester Session of the Workshop Series WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 6:30-8:30 p.m. in NA-1140 Dunwoody Campus Current Perimeter College at Georgia State University (GSU) students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of […]

Maggie Mitchell on the elusive qualities of memory and Pretty Is with PC students. Click here to play the audio.

Book Title: Pretty Is (Henry Holt and Company) Date & Time: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016; 11:30 a.m. Location: NB-2100/2101, Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus About Pretty Is: The summer precocious Lois and pretty Carly May were 12 years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods for two months by […]

Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend with The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) at the annual AJC-Decatur Book Festival (AJC-DBF). This year marks the 11th running of the largest independent book festival in the country that features a stellar gathering of world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and booksellers.The festival kicks off at Emory’s Schwartz Center on Friday Sept. 2 at […]

Name: Naya Clark Age: 20 Major: Journalism Favorite Hooch piece: So far, “The Present Next,” by John Brandon, and “Trip,” by Audrey Spensley. That’s just so far, but they’re all beautiful and compelling reads. Least favorite celebrity: A tie between Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner When not interning at the Hooch: I’m writing, stressing about […]

The Summer Semester Session of the Workshop Series WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE Thursday, July 7, 2016 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 Perimeter College students […]

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation annually awards scholarships to students attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer to four-year institutions in the coming fall.  Each scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year for exceptional two-year college students.  A warm congratulations to a very deserving Ann Marie Hormeku, a 2016 […]

“Ferranti and Sivori,” a dark and musical telling, appears in our new Spring issue. Author James Gallant agreed to share more about the story and his writing with our readers.   LS: What inspired “Ferranti and Sivori”? JG: When I wrote that story and eight others about guitarists, I had been studying the history of the classical […]

John Brandon’s gorgeous prose is just the kind we love to share, so please don’t miss “The Present Next” in our Spring issue, previewed here: Our readers will be pleased to know that Brandon’s first story collection, Further Joy, is now available, and for those new to this writer, Brandon is the author of three novels: Arkansas, Citrus […]

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series is pleased to welcome T. Geronimo Johnson, winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence to Georgia State University’s Perimeter College on Thursday, April 28, 2016, for a reading from his work and a Q-and-A session about the craft of fiction writing. Since the publication of […]

The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to sponsor the appearance of New York Times bestselling author and Perimeter College alumna Joshilyn Jackson as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Georgia Women’s Conference. Presented by the Diversity Alliance at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, the annual conference showcases concepts of art, scholarship, and politics from the female […]

Reading Lamar York entries is often uplifting because many contain quirks and traces of what we’re after when we read. Our editors and faculty readers voted multiples times in honor of the breadth and quality of the writing. The finalists below represent the many ambitions and approaches we’d like to take a moment to appreciate […]

Former interns come together to talk future study and work plans. We’ll continue sharing their successes here and on Twitter. If you’re a former intern with news to share, email lship@gsu.edu. Free back issue to the first Twitter follower who can tell us which of our recent interns went on to intern at Oxford American. Are […]

Marylee MacDonald with luminous lessons in structure and other writing matters for TCR‘s Guest Author Series. Click here to play the podcast.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Festival site: Georgia State University will host “Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival,” a two-day literary festival celebrating underappreciated writers of Southern poetry and prose, on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, at the university’s Dunwoody Campus. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. The festival will […]

The Spring Semester Session of the Workshop Series WRITING THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7-9 p.m. in CA-1500 Clarkston Campus Current Perimeter College at Georgia State University (GSU) students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, […]