Contest

We are not currently accepting manuscripts for our 2017 contest. Look here in the future for information about our 2018 contest. Thank you to all who entered. We appreciate you.

2017 TUSCULUM REVIEW POETRY CHAPBOOK PRIZE

2017 POETRY CHAPBOOK PRIZE WINNER

Adam M. Graaf, winner of TTR 2017 poetry chapbook contest

Adam M. Graaf, winner of TTR 2017 poetry chapbook contest

Adam Graaf received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the recipient of the New England Poetry Club’s 2013 The John Holmes Award and a 2015 Academy of American Poets’ University & College Prize. Adam was twice nominated in 2015 for a Pushcart Prize, a 2016 Best of the Net prize, and was a finalist for The Iowa Review’s 2016 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. His work has appeared in apt online, CONSEQUENCE Magazine, Ibbetson Street, War, Literature & the Arts, and elsewhere. Adam lives with his wife in Minnesota.

OUR 2017 JUDGE

Clay Matthews has published poetry in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. His most recent book, Shore, was recently released from Cooper Dillon Books. His other books are Superfecta (Ghost Road Press), RUNOFF (BlazeVox), and Pretty, Rooster (Cooper Dillon). He teaches at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and edits poetry for the Tusculum Review.

Clay Matthews, Poetry Editor & 2017 judge

Clay Matthews, TTR Poetry Editor & 2017 judge

PREVIOUS CONTEST JUDGES

Previous contest judges for The Tusculum Review include: Mary Jo Bang, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Jericho Brown, Amy Gerstler, Jaimy Gordon, Allison Joseph, Michael Martone, Sara Pritchard, Nate Pritts & Wayne Lee Thomas.