Vermont Writers Can Win Premier Literary Prize, But Time Is Running Out
Deadline To Enter The Vermont Writers’ Prize Is November First
18 September 2018
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine are encouraging writers to enter to win one of the state’s great literary honors: The Vermont Writers’ Prize. Winning entries are published in Vermont Magazine’s March/April 2019 Issue.
The prize is a collaboration between GMP and Vermont Magazine and is a chance for writers in Vermont to share their creativity, perspective and love for Vermont. The award was created as a way to honor Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. who was a Vermont historian, author, and long-time GMP Board member.
“It is always so fascinating to read the winning entries each year,” said Dotty Schnure, who spearheads the contest for GMP. “Local authors have so much talent, and their work always highlights the best of the spirit of Vermont.”
The contest is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. You can be a professional or amateur writer. Frederic Martin of Richmond, Vermont, won the 2018 Vermont Writers’ Prize with his piece, “Maybe Lake Carmi.”
Phil Jordan, editor and publisher of Vermont Magazine, calls Martin’s story “pure Vermont.” He says he’s looking forward to reading this year’s entries. “Vermont is so full of so many characters, so much heart, so many great stories to tell,” he said.
The deadline for this year’s Vermont Writers’ Prize is November 1, 2018.
Entries can be submitted here: https://www.gmpsnapshot.greenmountainpower.com/2018/05/31/vermont-writers-prize/
Submissions need to be essays, short stories or poems on the themes of “Vermont––Its People, Its Places, Its History or Its Values.” Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. More detailed submission instructions are available at www.gmpsnapshot.greenmountainpower.com.
The winning entry will be selected by an independent panel of judges and will be published in a special section of the March/April 2019 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 ineligible.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP was the only utility named to Fast Company’s 2018 list of Most Innovative Companies for Energy and is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. J.D. Power’s 2018 rankings also put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power