Friday, 28 November 2014

Ruth Stone Poetry Prize

What is the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize?

An annual poetry contest. A chance for your poems to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges.
What will the winner receive?

One first place winner receives $1000 and publication on Hunger Mountain online. All work published online is also considered for the annual print issue. Two honorable mentions receive $100 and publication on Hunger Mountain online.
Who can enter the contest?

Anyone! Everyone!
Who is this year’s judge?

The 2015 judge will be announced soon.
When is the deadline?

The postmark deadline is December 10. If you’re entering electronically, you can wait until the last minute of the last hour of December 10. If you’re using snail mail, your entry should be postmarked by December 10.
Where are winning entries from previous years?

Hunger Mountain 18 contains all the 2013 winning poems. You can order a copy of Hunger Mountain 18.
Does Hunger Mountain accept electronic entries?

Yes! Please enter up to three original unpublished poems. Your name and address should not appear on the poems; we read contest entries blind. Click the link below to access our submission manager. Once in the submission manager, you’ll need to choose “Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.” Pay the $20.00 entry fee and upload your entry: Enter the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize
Does Hunger Mountain still accept entries via snail mail?

Yes! Entries must be postmarked by December 10 and accompanied by your $20.00 entry fee (please send a check or money order made out to Vermont College of Fine Arts). Please send up to threeunpublished poems. Your name and address should not appear on the poems; we read contest entries blind. Instead of writing your name on the manuscript, enclose an index card with the poem titles, your name, address, phone number, and email address. If you like, you may also enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for a list of winners. Entries must be typed and on one side of the paper only. Use a paper clip or send unbound (no staples or binding, please!)

Send entry and $20.00 entry fee to:

Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Will entries be considered for general publication as well as for the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize?

Yes, they will.
Are simultaneous submissions okay?

Yes, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. And unfortunately we can’t refund entry fees if the work is accepted elsewhere
May I submit more than one poem for the contest?

Yes, please send up to three poems in one entry. If you’d like to enter more than three poems, you’ll need to submit them in a separate entry with its own entry fee. (You may send more than one entry and entry fee in the same envelope if you’re using snail mail.)
What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

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