GMP & VERMONT Magazine Offer Cash Prizes for Poetry & Prose

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Two Vermont writers can win $1,250 and be published in VERMONT Magazine if they win the Vermont Writers’ Prize for Prose or Poetry.

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The prize celebrates writing about all things Vermont and is a collaboration between Green Mountain Power (GMP) and VERMONT Magazine published by Old Mill Road Media. The Prize was established in 1989 to honor the legacy of Vermont historian Ralph Nading Hill Jr., who also served on GMP’s Board of Directors. 

“We encourage everyone to get writing and enter! The award has evolved and changed through the years along with Vermont. The idea is to give writers a way to flex their creativity in showcasing what Vermont means to them through the written word whether they pen a poem or craft a short story or essay,” says Kristin Carlson, a Writers’ Prize judge and GMP vice president. “The Vermont experience can mean so many different things, and it is inspiring to see what writers share through their work.”

Entries are focused on “Vermont – Its People, Its Places, Its History or Its Values.” Works must be previously unpublished, and writers cannot be previous winners.

“Old Mill Road Media is thrilled to partner again with Green Mountain Power on the 34th Annual Vermont Writers’ Prize,” says President, Founder, and Publisher Dr. Joshua Sherman. “We look forward to receiving stories of Vermont and sharing them with the readers of Vermont Magazine.” 

Entries are being accepted now and the deadline is January 1, 2023.

Works of prose must be less than 1,500 words and poems must be less than 40 lines. You can be an amateur or professional writer, and students are encouraged to enter. Writers must live in Vermont. GMP and VERMONT Magazine employees are ineligible. Read the full prize details and submit your entry online here:

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