Monday, January 28, 2013

New Design, New Prizes

Green Mountains Review celebrated their 25th anniversary issue last spring with a retrospective poetry issue. With their winter issue, they have decided for a new look, ripping into "a new era." The format is now a smaller design at about 6 by 7 inches, a nice size to hold in the hand.

The winter issue also includes the winning selections for the first-ever Neil Shepard Prizes in Poetry and Fiction. Poetry was judged by Todd Boss, and fiction was judged by Noy Holland. Winners received publication along with $500.

Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry
First Place: Jill Osier
Second Place: Melissa Queen
Third Place: Benjamin Aleshire

Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction
First Place: Suzanne McNear
Second Place: Don Schwartz
Third Place: Kyle Mellen

This issue also includes poetry by Denise Duhamel, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Stephanie Brown, Emilia Phillips, Julianna Baggott, Mark Halliday, James Hoch, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Norman Lock, Adrie Kusserow, Gary Soto, Sarah Messer, Barbara Murphy, Chelsea Rathburn, Chad Davidson, Dana Roeser, Brian Russell, Angela Vogel, Dana Gabrielle Russo, G. C. Waldrep, and Lindsey Alexander; an essay by Timothy Kenny; and fiction by Molly Giles, John Weir, Jason Schwartz, Tom Whalen, James Robison, A. L. Snijders (translated by Lydia Davis), and Patricia Duncker.