2017 QUEENS COLLEGE UNDERGRAD WRITING PRIZES
Guidelines for Submission
All currently matriculated QC undergrads, as well as those undergrads who finished in December 2016 but are graduating in June 2017, are eligible for prizes awarded in Fiction, Non-fiction, Drama, Poetry, Translation; and in work in any genre done in Composition courses, English 95 and 110. Students may submit work in any or all categories; work done as a class assignment is eligible. The Composition Prizes are limited to students whose work for English 95 and 110 was done in either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Page limits: for Non-fiction and Fiction, 20 pages; for Poetry, 10 pages; for Drama, two one-act plays or one full-length play. All entries must be formatted according to MLA guidelines for English papers; students unsure of these guidelines may consult the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) at the following address:
ENTRIES NOT FORMATTED IN MLA STYLE WILL NOT BE READ.
Entries are due in the Eng. Dept. Office, Klapper Hall 607, noon Tuesday, April 4th.
Follow this procedure in submitting work:
Students may submit work in any or all categories. If you are submitting work for a specific non-fiction prize (The David B. Feinberg Prize, The Clinton Oliver Prize, etc.) please indicate in your cover sheet.
All entries must be typed on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper, plain font, 12 pitch, MLA header, which will include a pseudonym rather than the student’s real name, and the page number on every page. Your entry must be stapled. Put two copies of your entry in a manila envelope labeled with the pseudonym, and the genre of your submission or specific non-fiction category (e.g., Fiction, Poetry, The David B. Feinberg Prize, etc.), and deposit it in the available box in the English Dept. Students must submit a separate entry for each genre. If you are submitting in three genres, you will submit three separate manila envelopes. Each entry must contain one cover sheet with the following information:
Real Name and Student ID#
Genre of your submission
Specific non-fiction category (if necessary)
Address, Phone Number, Email Address
If you are submitting work in translation for the GREGORY RABASSA PRIZE IN LITERARY TRANSLATION, guidelines are available on a separate handout.
Here is a list of specified non-fiction prizes; all prizes carry monetary awards in the range of $50 to $500, but the amounts vary from year to year:
COMPOSITION PRIZE FOR WORK DONE IN ENGLISH 95
COMPOSITION PRIZE FOR WORK DONE IN ENGLISH 110
CLINTON OLIVER PRIZE FOR WORK IN BLACK AMERICAN STUDIES
THE JAMES E. TOBIN PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON POETRY
LEO STATSKY PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORK ON ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN LIFE
THE CATHY DAVIDSON PRIZE FOR SCHOLARSHIP ON AMERICAN LITERATURE PRE-1865
THE KAY KIER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON LATE 19TH CENTURY (POST-1865) OR 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
THE FACULTY PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON MEDIEVAL OR EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
THE FACULTY PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, OR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
THE FACULTY PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE EDMUND L. EPSTEIN MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON TWENTIETH CENTURY BRITISH OR IRISH LITERATURE
DAVID B. FEINBERG PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY
MAUREEN WATERS PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON IRISH STUDIES
QC ALUMNI PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
QC ALUMNI PRIZE FOR AN ESSAY ON LATINO/LATINA STUDIES
*Faculty may also nominate noteworthy work for specific prizes.
Prize winners will be contacted by Wednesday, May 3rd. The Writing Prizes Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 8th. Exact time and location to be announced.
Any questions, please contact Ryan Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.