As we get into the stride of spring semester, the English Department encourages you all to take some time to do some spring cleaning – in the depths of the file folders where your brilliant writing has been gathering digital dust.
Find (or create!) your best work, give it a sparkling shine with some revising/tweaking and submit it for one of the English Department’s writing awards for a chance to win both prestige and prize money!
Yes, it’s true—you can win awards worth up to $200 for proving how excellent you are as an expository writer, poet, fiction or non-fiction writer, playwright or screenwriter. If chosen, you will be personally informed of your achievement, then honored as part of the Literary Pub Fest on TUESDAY March 27th – a lively celebration of the talent and accomplishments of the entire department. In addition to the presentation of awards and bestowing of accolades there will be much revelry (including free pizza!) to enjoy. Everyone who comes to the Pub Fest will feel like a winner, one way or another (and English majors can earn a colloquium credit, too!). So mark your calendars, and start preparing your submissions for the Writing Awards—they’ll need to be turned in to me by the Friday before you leave for spring break—by 4:00pm on Friday, March 2nd!
AND HURRY—The first member of each graduating class to turn in a Literary Award submission gets an English Department major mug just for submitting!
For details on the awards and what you need to do to get one, go to our website: http://www.wittenberg.edu/academics/english/writing-awards.
Submission Requirements for Writing Awards
1. Prepare clean, ANONYMOUS, typed copy of professional caliber. Entries must be titled, typed double-spaced and paper clipped. Poetry and dramatic dialogue should be single-spaced.
2. Submit in an UNMARKED, UNSEALED, 10″ x 13″ manila envelope, to Christina Reynolds, the English Department Administrative Assistant, in Hollenbeck 102, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd (the Friday before Spring Break).
3. Christina will take your contact information and submission category for her records. She will give your entry a unique code to maintain its anonymity throughout the judging process.
Students are not allowed to win the same category twice. For example, if you win the sophomore expository writing award, you can’t win the junior or senior expository writing award.