2017 Poetry & Prose Contest Winners!

To all Glass Mountain readers and friends, the 2017 Poetry and Prose Contest has come to an end. Our esteemed judges have declared winners, although one category has an unprecedented TWO winners this time around.

In nonfiction, judged by Kim Meyer, the winner is “Magical Boy with Bleeding Guts” by Alexander Castro.

For poetry, judged by Martha Serpas, the winner is “Urban Universality” by Gerald Smith.

And in fiction, judged by Antonya Nelson, we have two winners: “What We Do To Be New” by Jonah Brunet and “Counting Lights” by Fajer Khansa.

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted work; we loved reading it and can’t wait for next year’s contest! To read the winners’ work, keep an eye out for Glass Mountain volume 18, our tenth anniversary edition!

A New Year with New Beginnings…

To all Glass Mountain fans, readers and artists: happy 2017 and thank you for sticking around for what promises to be another amazing semester! We’re celebrating ten years of Glass Mountain with the 10th anniversary issue this spring.

After a restful winter break, the GM staff is ready to get right back into the swing of things with three major announcements:


Any piece of art, poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction will be considered as long as the artist is not currently enrolled in or previously awarded a PhD or MFA in the category you are submitting to; for example, we’ll accept poetry from someone with a master’s degree in art and business. The submission deadline for the Spring 2017 issue of Glass Mountain is February 11. For further guidelines and to submit, go here.

Staff applications should be sent to glassmountaineditors@gmail.com by January 27 and can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our first reading of the semester will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM at Bohemeo’s. The café is very close to campus, and it’s the same place we held two of last semester’s readings! So come on out to enjoy some snacks and beverages, as well as readings from Miah Arnold, Alex Colter and Alex Naumann and the open mic!

Poetry and Prose Contest!

Our Poetry and Prose Contest is underway! There are three categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and each category’s winner will be awarded $100 as well as FREE registration to the 2017 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers! Each submission has a $5 fee and the deadline is January 9th, so don’t delay. As usual with Glass Mountain publications, we don’t accept work from students currently enrolled in a PhD or MFA program for writing, as well as those who have graduated from such programs. We encourage any emerging authors to apply, and can’t wait to read your submissions! For contest guidelines, please visit Glass Mountain’s Submittable page.

Volume 17 Launch Party!

As you read this post, the printers are putting their final touches on Volume 17 of Glass Mountain. After a semester of hard work, we are finally ready to celebrate with a huge launch party on December 6th at Café Brasil, located on Dunlavy Street. Bring your family and friends, because we’re letting our hair down and it’s going to be a great time!

Our featured readers have all been published in this volume of the magazine: Merideth Melville, for nonfiction; Brooke Lightfoot and Fernando Izaguirre for poetry; and Diantha Sneed for fiction. While there isn’t an open mic this time, we will be talking about our Poetry and Prose Contest that we hope you’re going to enter!

Write-A-Thon 2016

Write-A-Thon is almost here! If you’re a huge fan of Glass Mountain, you might already know what Write-a-thon is, but for any new people out there: Write-A-Thon is the fundraising event we hold every year to help raise money for our annual Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers. This event is a fun way to get writing! We’ll have food, prizes, music and contests all day as we celebrate writing, both poetry and prose. Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM to 5 PM as we raise money for Boldface 2017!