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Ruth Stone Poetry Prize


Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Entry Fees



One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication on Hunger Mountain online. All work published online is also considered for the annual print issue. Two honorable mentions receive $100 and publication on Hunger Mountain online.


Ruth Stone Poetry Prize is an annual poetry contest. It is a chance for your poems to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges.

The postmark deadline is March 1 each year. Entries will be accepted on Submittable from October 1 to March 1 of each year.

We accept both electronic and snail mail entries.

For electronic entries:
We use Submittable for electronic entries. Please enter up to three original unpublished poems. Your name and address should not appear on the poems; we read contest entries blind. There is a $20.00 entry fee. Click here to access our submission manager:

For snail mail entries:
Entries must be postmarked by March 1st and accompanied by your $20.00 entry fee – send a check or money order made out to Vermont College of Fine Arts. Please send up to three unpublished poems. Your name and address should not appear on the poems; we read contest entries blind. Instead of writing your name on the manuscript, enclose an index card with the poem titles, your name, address, phone number and email address. If you’d like, you may also enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for a list of winners. Entries must be typed and on one side of the paper only. Use a paper clip or send unbound (no staples or binding, please!).

Send entry and $20.00 entry fee to:

Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Entries will be considered for general publication as well as for the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. And, unfortunately, we cannot refund entry fees if the work is accepted elsewhere.

You may submit up to three poems in one entry. If you’d like to enter more than three poems, you’ll need to submit them in a separate entry with its own entry fee. (You may send more than one entry and entry fee in the same envelope if you’re using snail mail.)

Contact Information

For more information, you can reach us by email at [email protected] or visit our contest website at:



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