Outstanding Literary Award

The English Department’s Literature Program announces the 9th annual Outstanding Literary Essay Awards contest, which recognizes outstanding critical writing and interpretive work in literary studies.  Applicants must be registered graduate or undergraduate English majors.  Awards of $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place will be offered at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  Winners will be honored at the English Department Awards on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Submission Guidelines:  Submission Guidelines:  Students should submit an essay that represents their best critical work in literary studies.  Undergraduate essays should be no longer than 15 pages and graduate essays should be no longer than 20 pages.  Shorter papers are welcome.  Only one submission is allowed per student.  Submission deadline is Friday, April 6, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

Please submit TWO clean copies, with no name, address, or instructor’s comments.  Only a title and page numbers should appear.  Include with your essay a separate cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, university ID number, and title of your essay.  Also indicate the course for which the essay was written (if it was composed for a course) and the professor who taught the course.  Indicate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student at CSU.  Address your cover letter to: Professor Barbara Sebek, Department of English, 359 Eddy Hall, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  80523-1773.

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