Archive for June, 2007


11 June 2007

Hunger Mountain, The Vermont College Journal of Arts & Letters, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new literary prize:


Judged by Sue William Silverman, author of Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction and editor of the journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction.

DEADLINE: September 10, 2007 – entries accepted beginning June 1, 22007

One $1,000.00 prize winner receives publication in the Spring 2008 Issue; two honorable mentions receive $100.00 each.

$15 entry fee, payable to “Hunger Mountain” — includes a copy of the Spring 2008 Issue of HUNGER MOUNTAIN. Submit one work of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words. Name or address should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Story must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished. Entries must be typed, one-side-only. Use a paper clip or send unbound—no staples or binding. Enclose a standard index card with title, name, address, phone number, and email address. Enclose a SASE for notification of winners. Enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry (optional). Entries must be postmarked by September 10, 2007. Multiple entries allowed—each entry must be sent separately and incclude a separate entry fee. No simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations. Once submitted, entries cannot be altered. Electronic or faxed entries will not be accepted. Late entries will be returned unread. No entries will be returned.
All entries will be considered for publication. Email if questions arise.

CNF Prize
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College/UI&U
36 College Street
Montpelier VT , 05602



2007 Holland Prize Guidelines

11 June 2007

Logan House announces the third annual Holland Prize for unpublished poetry manuscripts (48-80 pages). The winning manuscript will be published in 2008, and the winner will receive $500. Submit manuscript, $25 reading fee, and SASE to Logan House, Rte. 1, Box 154, Winside, NE 68790, before August 1. Everyone that submits to the Holland Prize will receive a copy of Disciples of an Uncertain Season by Larry Holland and will also receive the winning manuscript. Friends and close associates of the press are not eligible for the contest. We are interested in publishing the best manuscript that comes across our desks. We are not looking for anything regional, Midwest, Great Plains or Western related. We will award the Holland Prize to the best manuscript we read no matter what region you write from. Manuscripts will be recycled unless otherwise noted and proper return postage is supplied. Thanks for submitting to the Holland Prize and helping support Logan House Press. For additional questions email us at

Best New Poets 2007 Anthology

11 June 2007

Best New Poets 2007 is now accepting nominations. See to submit work to our Open Competition until our final deadline: midnight, June 15, 2007.

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems by emerging writers, where we define “emerging” as a poet who has yet to publish a book-length collection. You can view our full eligibility rules at

Please note: There is a reading fee of $8 for all Open Competition entries; the fee includes a reading of your work and a copy of the 2007 anthology mailed to the address you supply at time of entry.

If you submit work to Best New Poets, your poetry goes into an online database along with other Open Competition entrants and nominations from writing programs and literary magazines across North America. A pool of readers ranks the submissions blindly. We expect to send the top 175 picks to this year’s editor, Natasha Trethewey, by July 15. She selects her final 50 poems by July 30 … and we notify you soon after. Meanwhile, because we use an online database, you can track the status of your submission, making sure it has arrived and checking to see if we’ve evaluated it. We try to keep the selection process
as transparent as we reasonably can.

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Virginia Press, Best New Poets 2007 will be available in retail bookstores near you, as well as through online sites like,,, and others.

Sales of Best New Poets 2006 have been brisk and exceeded our projections, but you can still order remaining copies at the website. Upcoming Best New Poets readings are listed on our main web page, and there is also a blog and an FAQ page for many of the questions you might have.