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We look forward to reading your essay, short story, play or poem. It must be on one central topic - Vermont! Whether it is about its people, its places, its history or its values -- the choice is yours! Your entry must be unpublished and 1,500 words or less. 

The Writers' Prize is open to all Vermont residents and students, but employees of Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine are not eligible. Please submit only one entry per year.

There will be a winner for prose and a winner for poetry, and each will receive a cash prize of $1,250. The winning pieces will be published in Vermont Magazine

We like to keep your name hidden from the judges until the winner is chosen. Please help us by not writing your name on the pages of your entry. Your cover letter will also be hidden from the judges until the final judging process.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.