Young writer's prize: introduction.
As I mentioned in the welcome for this issue, Dan asked me to take over the editorship of Atlanta Review last year. He joked then that he felt like he'd raised a child and was ready to send it to college. Dan has often been the first editor to publish work by writers. In the spirit of finding the best new work by young poets, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Dan Veach Young Writer's Award.
For the first award, I have chosen a poem by a Georgia Tech student, which seemed appropriate because it is the new host institution for Atlanta Review. Going forward there will be an annual competition for college students under the age of 21, except for students enrolled at Georgia Tech. Those students will have other opportunities to be associated with the journal, but we want to avoid any sense of a conflict of interest. This award will be by nomination, so if you know of an excellent young writer, please be watchful for the call for submissions.