Have you read M.T. Anderson's fabulous book FEED? How would you like him to chose your book from thousands of entries for publication and award you $250. Well, that is what is being offered to you if you chose to enter the Hunger Mountain Young Writer's Contest. They asked us to pass on the information so here it is:
A Prize for Young Writers
Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
Judge: M.T. Anderson
Prize: Publication in Hunger Mountain online
$250 to first place winner in each genre, $100 to runners-up
We are looking for talented high school students to enter poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers. We accept any form of poetry. Fiction can be experimental or traditional.
Creative nonfiction can be personal essay or mini memoir.
The Judge for the competition is National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling author M.T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Burger Wuss; and Feed.
Submissions should be under 8,000 words, double spaced, in Times New Roman font and not stapled. Poets are welcome to enter up to three poems per entry. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an index card with the writer’s name, address, email address, telephone number, as well as the title and genre of the work. The writer’s name should not be on the manuscript itself. Please enclose a $10 entry fee. Postmark submissions by April 30, 2010. We will do our best to notify prize winners in June.
Please send work to the following address:
Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
For complete guidelines and to learn about past prize winners please visit www.hungermtn.org
So ask Mom and Dad to fork over $10. It's a small price to pay for fame!!!!