SUBMIT NOW for Green Mountains Review‘s 2014 Neil Shepard Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction! This year’s contest will be judged by William Trowbridge (Poetry), David Huddle (Fiction), and Lia Purpura (Creative Nonfiction).
GUIDELINES: Send up to three poems, or one short story of any length, or one creative essay of any length, accompanied by a $15 reading fee, via Submittable. First Prize winners in each genre will receive $500 and publication. All entrants will receive a free copy of the Fall 2014 prize issue in which the prize-winning works will be published, and all submissions will be considered for publication.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2014
Meet the Judges . . .
Final Judge, Fiction: DAVID HUDDLE is from Ivanhoe, Virginia, and he’s lived in Vermont for 42 years. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Esquire, Appalachian Heritage, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Shenandoah, Agni, The Sow’s Ear, and The Georgia Review. His novel, The Story of a Million Years (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) was named a Distinguished Book of the Year by Esquire and a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His novel, Nothing Can Make Me Do This, won the 2012 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction and his collection, Black Snake at the Family Reunion, was a finalist for the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Poetry and won the 2013 Pen New England Award for Poetry. His new novel, The Faulkes Chronicle, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in Spring 2014.
Final Judge, Poetry: WILLIAM TROWBRIDGE’s latest collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published by Red Hen Press in March. His other collections are Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. His poems have appeared in more than 30 anthologies and textbooks, as well as on The Writer’s Almanac and in such periodicals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, Columbia, Rattle, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters. Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in writing program. He was appointed Poet Laureate of Missouri for 2012-2014. His web site is williamtrowbridge.net.