MORE ABOUT GERI DIGIORNO

  1. Raleigh Review Interview
  2. Petaluma Community Access Interview

Geri Digiorno, Sonoma Poet Laureate (2006-2007) and artist, was founder and director of the Petaluma Poetry Walk. She studied art at College of San Mateo, Solano College, Sonoma College, and Santa Rosa Junior College, and worked at the homeless shelter in Petaluma teaching poetry and collage.

2021 GERI DIGIORNO PRIZE
Selected by Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar

Winner
Visual Art "Glass of Water and Light" and Poem "Lida Mae" by Steve Lautermilch 

Finalists
"California Transplant” Poem & Visual Art by Tianru Wang
"Cocoon" Poem & Visual Art by Christina Pederson
"One Work of Flash Nonfiction and Two Poems" by Janice Bethany

2022 GERI DIGIORNO PRIZE
Selected by Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar

Winner
Visual Art & Poetry "Haiku Collages" by Christine Kouwenhoven

Honorable Mention
"Two Poems & Flash Creative Nonfiction" by Allison Blevins

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2023 GERI DIGIORNO PRIZE GUIDELINES

JUDGES of the FINALISTS: Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar


NOTE ON SUBMITTING MULTI-GENRE

The contents of each submission can be either:

  • 2 poems and a work of visual art (Possible Cover Inclusion) created by one person.
  • 2 poems and a work of flash nonfiction (1000 word max on the flash nonfiction) created by one person.
  • 1 poem and 1 work of visual art and 1 work of flash nonfiction created by one person.
  • Newly created collages must be transformative from the parts incorporated within the new work.
    Ideally, visual collages should be created solely by the artist submitting the work.

    Visual Artists should be prepared with a high-resolution version of their files upon
    their work's acceptance to the magazine (large dimension png set at 300 dpi).

OPEN: January 1st, 2023 - June 1st, 2023.

DIGIORNO CONTEST READERS INCLUDE: Will Badger & Rob Greene, together with the Editors of Raleigh Review.

FINAL JUDGES: Dorianne Laux (Raleigh Review Board Vice Chair) & Joseph Millar (Raleigh Review Board Chairman).

CONTEST ENTRY FEE: $5.

GRAND PRIZE: $300.


FURTHER GUIDANCE on SUBMISSIONS to the DIGIORNO PRIZE

  • Opens on January 1, 2023.
  • Deadline is June 1, 2023.
  • We are looking for the multi-talented ones and each entry must be completely created by one person.
  • Submissions are only accepted via Submittable.
  • Attached files should be free of personal identifiers such as name, address, phone and email, social media handles, etc. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. If one or more work is selected for publication by another magazine, please leave a note on your submission via Submittable.
  • Please note, we do not consider work that has been previously published.
  • Multiple entries are acceptable.
  • Failure to meet guidelines may result in disqualification.
  • Current affiliates of Raleigh Review editorial staff and Raleigh Review board members are not eligible to enter. 
  • This contest is open to poets, writers & artists who reside in the USA (regardless of immigration status).
  • Those based outside the USA are most welcome to submit to this prize though the payment for any winners who happen to be based outside the USA will be in copies of Raleigh Review since we are not permitted to mail checks outside our own country.