Thursday, March 18, 2010

Attention Teenage Writers!

Hunger Mountain, a Publication of The Vermont College of Fine Arts, Presents...

A Prize for Young Writers: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction Contest

Judge: M. T. Anderson

Prize: Publication in Hunger Mountain online

$250 to first place winner in EACH genre, $100 to runners-up

We are looking for talented high school students to enter poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers. We accept any form of poetry. Fiction can be experimental or traditional. Creative nonfiction can be personal essay or mini memoir.

The Judge for the competition is National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling author, M. T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Burger Wuss; and Feed. Read more about M. T. Anderson at

Submissions should be under 8,000 words, double spaced, in Times New Roman font and not stapled. Poets are welcome to include up to three poems per entry.

Manuscripts must be accompanied by an index card with the writer's name, address, email address, telephone number, as well as the title and genre of the work. The writer's name should NOT be on the manuscript itself. Please enclose a $10 entry fee per genre submission. Postmark entries by April 30, 2010. Hunger Mountain will do its best to notify prize winners in June. Please send work to the following address:

Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

For complete guidelines please visit