Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize
The link for our online submissions manager
What is the Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize?
An annual contest for the best writing in the boundless field of creative nonfiction. A chance for your creative nonfiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!
What will the winner receive?
One first place winner receives $1000 and publication!
Two honorable mentions receive $100 each.
Who can enter the contest?
Who is this year’s judge?
The 2010 judge is Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart.
When is the deadline?
The postmark deadline is September 10th.
Does Hunger Mountain accept electronic entries?
Yes! Please read all entry guidelines first. Then enter using our online submission manager
When the submission manager asks you to choose a genre, please choose Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize.That’s how we’ll know that your essay is a prize entry, and not just a general submission.
Does Hunger Mountain still accept entries via snail mail?
Yes! Please read all entry guidelines. You’ll find Hunger Mountain’s address below.
What are the guidelines?
$20 entry fee. Make checks payable to “Vermont College of Fine Arts” or pay with a credit card on paypal (scroll to bottom of page for Paypal link)
Entries must be postmarked by September 10th
Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words
Writing must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished
Your name or address should not appear anywhere on the essay
You may submit through the mail or online using the Hunger Mountain online submission manager
If you send your entry in the mail, enclose an index card with essay title and your name, address, phone number, and email address
If you send your entry in the mail, enclose an SASE for notification of winners
You may also enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry (if you’d like)
Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only
Use a paper clip or send unbound—no staples or binding, please
Once submitted, entries cannot be altered
All entries will be considered for general publication as well as for the CNF Prize
No artwork or translations please
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but we can’t refund entry fees if the work is accepted elsewhere
Multiple entries allowed—each entry must include a separate entry fee
No entries will be returned
Email hungermtn(at)vermontcollege.edu if questions arise (Replace (at) with @ )
To submit online, go to the Hunger Mountain online submission manager
To submit via the mail, send Creative Nonfiction Entries to:
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Include a check for $20.00 payable to “Hunger Mountain” or pay using a credit card on paypal at this link