Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

from Bethany Hegedus

Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers

Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

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 best-selling author M.T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Burger Wuss; and Feed (all Candlewick).

Submissions should be under 8,000 words, double spaced, in Times New Roman font and not stapled. Poets are welcome to enter 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. Postmark submissions by April 30, 2010.

We will do our 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 St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

For complete guidelines and to learn about past prize winners please visit