The English Department and Writing Programs invite students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and prose for consideration for prizes. These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study. Prize winners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken various ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to Bangladesh, Kenya, and other foreign destinations. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives. Wesleyan Writers Conference scholarships are also available.
Please see our website for a complete list of awards and complete application procedures for each.
English Department and Writing Programs submissions can be sent electronically as email attachments to etinker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with the subject heading: Writing Prize—(Name of Prize). If submitting for more than one prize, please send in separate emails.
Please note special application instructions for:
Annie Sonnenblick Writing Awards
as well as other prizes and fellowships
Please follow the specific submission instructions for these awards/fellowships by clicking on the hyperlinked title.
Deadline: Unless otherwise indicated, all entries are due by Monday, March 5, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
For details, click here.
Questions about preparing your application? Contact Anne Greene, coordinator of writing prizes at agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Questions about the submission process? Contact Liz Tinker at etinker(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu.