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.
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 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!
We at Glass Mountain are so excited to host our second reading and open mic of the semester in just a couple of weeks! We have three great readers lined up for you: Clarity Lim, a current student at UH, Rachel Lee, a UH grad, and Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, the Editor of Gulf Coast. There’s no Halloween theme for this reading, but the spook-tacular quality of writing just might scare the pants off of you…come on out to Bohemeo’s Cafe on Tuesday, October 25th at 7 PM and make sure to take part in the open mic after the reading!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece for this year’s Lillie Robertson Prize. It was an honor and a pleasure to read such great submissions. So, without further ado, our winners and runners-up are…
In Nonfiction, Merideth Melville for “If a Confession Falls…”
Runner-up: Victoria Marino, “Red and Blue”
In Fiction, Diantha Sneed for “The Trees Were Calling Your Name”
Runner-up: Erika Walsh, “Teeth for Seeds”
In Poetry, Brooke Lightfoot for “To Be Half & Half”
Runner-up: Hakeem Hopper Collins, “momma’s megazord was her existence”
Congratulations to our winners and be sure to check out their winning pieces in Volume 17 of Glass Mountain!