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Gregory Djanikian Scholars Program

A project of The Adroit Journal (see other related projects).


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Gregory Djanikian was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and came to the United States when he was eight years old. He has published six poetry collections, the latest of which is Dear Gravity (CMU Press, 2014). His poetry appears in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Boulevard, Poetry, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly, among others. Until retiring, he was the longstanding Director of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, where he still teaches poetry workshops. Greg's insight and instruction has greatly enriched both the Adroit Journal as well as its staff of emerging writers. We'd like to recognize and encourage the gift of such support by offering it ourselves, to six writers in need of affirmation and support. In honor of Greg's contribution to emerging student and non-student writers at Penn and around the world, we hope to recognize talent from around the world and open them to a long future in writing.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $15.
Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to "emerging writers who have not published full-length collections are eligible (regardless of age, geographic location, or educational status)."
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $100.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Unknown.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

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Gregory Djanikian Scholars Program Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 25 reports from 25 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported68 min | 92.8 mean avg | 86.0 median | 125 max days (15.6 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances8.00 % of submissions accepted (93.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 8.00 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections92.00 % (92.7 avg. days per rejection) | 30.4 % personal, 43.5 % form, 26.1 % unspecified | 16.0 % shortlisted
Non-Responses0.00 %
Never Responded-
Pending1 response is pending (216 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $15.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 01 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 20 Jan 2024.

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Last Updated: 05 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 12 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 08 Oct 2017

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