Vermont Writer’s Prize Nov. 1 submission deadline approaches

The deadline for this year’s Vermont Writers’ Prize is Nov. 1. The prize is sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine to honor the literary legacy of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. with an annual writing award.

The contest, considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes, is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. Entrants may be amateur or professional writers.

Submissions must be an essay, short story, play, or poem on the theme of “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History, or Its Values.” Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. The winning entry will be selected by an independent panel of judges, and will be published in a special section of the March/April 2014 edition of Vermont Magazine. The author will receive a cash prize of $1,500.

Entries should be mailed to Vermont Writers’ Prize, c/o Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT  05446. All submissions will be acknowledged with a postcard within 30 days after they have been received.  Entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which can be downloaded at and at

Employees and subcontractors of Vermont Magazine or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are ineligible.

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