RWC/Burlington Book Fest Writing Contest


The Renegade Writer’s Collective will be running a short work writing contest to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Burlington Book Festival. Submissions of up to 750 words will be collected between now and August 1st. Here the details:

  • One winner in each genre will have the opportunity to share their work at a special reading during the festival.
  • Winners will have their pieces published in Green Mountains Review Online.
  • Phoenix Books in Burlington is offering a $100 honorarium to the winner in each genre.
  • Send submissions to with the subject heading “Writing contest submission.” Include a brief bio and the genre in which you are submitting. The contest is open to all writers, but submitters should plan to attend the festival for the reading, should they be selected as the winner in their genre.

Guest Judges

  • Fiction: Kim Addonizio
  • Nonfiction: Leslie Jamison
  • Poetry: Elizabeth Powell

We’re guessing that Genre here refers to the Fiction/Non-fiction/Poetry categories, rather than Romance/SF/Fantasy, etc.

Go, submit!