Submissions sought for Vermont Writers’ Prize

Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers' Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.

The Vermont Writers' Prize, created in honor of Ralph Nading Hill Jr., is considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state's premier literary prizes, according to a news release. Hill, a Vermont historian and writer who published numerous books and magazine articles on the subject of Vermont, was a long-time member of Green Mountain Power's board of directors.

The contest is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. Entrants may be amateur or professional writers. The most recent winner was “A Thousand Half Loves” by Nancy Kilgore of Burlington.

The deadline for this year's Vermont Writers' Prize is Nov. 1, 2016.

Send entries to Vermont Writers' Prize, c/o Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446 or [email protected].

Submissions must be essays, short stories, or poems 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 Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. More detailed submission instructions are available at and at

The winning entry will be selected by an independent panel of judges and will be published in a special section of the March/April 2017 edition of Vermont Magazine. The author will receive a cash prize of $1,500.

Employees and subcontractors of Vermont Magazine or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are not eligible.

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