Founded in 1999, Arts & Letters is a nationally circulating journal featuring young, fresh voices as well as established poets and writers. It was founded at Georgia College where it operates out of the MFA program in creative writing. They publish biannually in Spring and Fall with full-color covers designed by Peter Selgin.
They are currently open to submissions for their Unclassifiables contest and Drama Prize. Regular submissions will reopen on August 1. They seek poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. They do charge a $3 non-refundable fee. Arts & Letters pays upon acceptance at a rate of $10 per page. Writers also receive a contributor copy and one year subscription.
The Unclassifiables contest is open through July 31 and is for work that blurs, bends, blends, erases, or obliterates genre and other labels. Pieces need to be 5,000 words or less. This year’s judge is Michael Martone. $10 fee. Winner receives $500 and publication.
The Drama Prize is open through June 30 to one-act plays of 30-60 pages that have not yet been produced. $10 fee. Winner receives $500 and travel support to attend the production.