Vermont Book Award

“There is no better way to honor Vermont’s extensive literary culture than the Vermont Book Award. Vermont College of Fine Arts has figured out a way to gather all of Vermont’s writers and readers as one family, and it doesn’t matter that at its core it’s a competition—it feels entirely like a celebration.” Kerrin McCadden, winner of the inaugural Vermont Book Award

The Vermont Book Award is a $5,000 literary prize created by VCFA to celebrate the literature of Vermont. To qualify, a book must be a work of outstanding literary merit by a Vermont writer.

A committee of independent booksellers of Vermont lends its expertise to nominate worthy books in four categories: Children’s Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry. Publishers may also submit nominations.

In early summer, a group of distinguished judges chooses finalists in each of the genres. The winner is selected from these finalists and announced at the Vermont Book Award Gala in the autumn.

Contact:

Miciah Bay Gault
Program Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing
Editor, Hunger Mountain

Miciah.Gault@vcfa.edu


Nominating Committee of Independent Booksellers of Vermont

Bear Pond Books
Claire Benedict, Vermont Book Award Nominating Committee Chair
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-229-0774
www.bearpondbooks.com

Next Chapter Bookstore
Cynthia Duprey
158 North Main St.
Barre, VT 05641
802-476-3114
www.nextchapterbooksvt.com

Village Square Booksellers
Alan and Pat Fowler
32 The Square
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
802-463-9404
www.villagesquarebooks.com

The Bennington Bookshop
Linda Foulsham and Phil Lewis
467 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
802-442-5059
www.benningtonbookshop.com

Phoenix Books
Tod Gross, Manager
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802-448-3350
www.phoenixbooks.biz

21 Essex Way
Essex, VT 05452
802-872-7111

Galaxy Bookshop
Andrea Jones and Sandy Scott
41 South Main St.
Hardwick, VT 05843
802-472-5533
www.galaxybookshop.com

Ebenezer Books
Jennifer (JJ) Indeliclae
2 Lower Main St.
Johnson, VT 05656
802-635-7472
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Northshire Books
Debbi Wraga
4869 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05255
802-362-2200
www.northshire.com

The Vermont Book Shop
Becky Dayton
38 Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-2061
www.vermontbookshop.com

Norwich Bookstore
Liza Bernard
291 Main St.
Norwich, VT 05055
802-649-1114
www.norwichbookstore.com

The Flying Pig Bookstore
Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt
5247 Shelburne Road, Suite 102
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3999
www.flyingpigbooks.com

Bridgeside Books
Hiata DeFeo
29 Stowe St.
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-1441
www.bridgesidebooks.com

Bartleby’s Books and Music
Lisa Sullivan
17 West Main St.
Wilmington, VT 05363
802-464-5425
www.bartlebysvt.com