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Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline Sept.10)

September 8, 2009

Reposted by Rick.

If you’ve got one ready to go, here’s a prize contest for you.
From Hunger Mountain website (www.hungermtn.org)
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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?

Anyone! Everyone!

Who is this year’s judge?

The 2009 judge is Robin Hemley, author of Do-Over! In which a forty-eight-year-old father of three returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, and other embarrassments.

When is the deadline?
The postmark deadline is September 10th.

What are the guidelines?
* $20 entry fee. Make checks payable to “Hunger Mountain” 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* Writing must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished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
* Enclose a standard index card with essay title and your name, address, phone number, and email address
* Enclose an SASE for notification of winners
* 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 simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations please
* Electronic entries will be accepted soon.
* Multiple entries allowed—each entry must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee
* No entries will be returned
* Email hungermtn@vermontcollege.edu if questions arise

Send Creative Nonfiction Entries to:
CNF Prize
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

For more information, to view last years winner, or to enter and pay online, go to Hungermtn.org

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