Green Mountains Review is proud to announce that the first annual GMR Book Prize is now open for submissions. Published in partnership with Publishing Genius Press, the GMR Book Prize will award two winning manuscripts a $1,000 honorarium each and publication in summer 2016. Each submitting writer will get a one year subscription to GMR. The submission fee is $20 per entry.
Our prize judges are Sarah Manguso in Prose and Olena Kalytiak Davis in Poetry.
We welcome previously unpublished manuscripts by poets and writers at all stages of their careers. Poetry manuscripts must be at least 45 pages. Previously unpublished manuscripts of fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid genres are welcome in our prose category.
Submissions are open 4.8.15 – 12.1.15.
To submit, please visit our Submittable page.
About the judges:
Olena Kalytiak Davis is a first-generation Ukrainian-American who was born and raised in Detroit. Educated at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College, she is the author of three books of poetry, including And Her Soul Out of Nothing (University of Wisconsin Press 1997), which received the Brittingham Prize for poetry. Davis’s honors include a Pushcart Prize and the Ronna Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She currently works as a lawyer in Anchorage, Alaska.
Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. Her five other books include The Guardians, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon, and The Two Kinds of Decay, named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review and a Best Book of the Year by the Independent, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Telegraph, and Time Out Chicago. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, and her books have been translated into Chinese, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her essays have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Magazine, and her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in four editions of the Best American Poetry series. She has taught writing at Columbia, Fairfield, the New School, NYU, Pratt, Princeton, and the Otis College of Art and Design. Born and raised near Boston, she now lives in Los Angeles.