Thursday, February 21, 2013

Call for Submissions: Susanne Popper-Edelman and Edward Edelman English Essay Prize


The LIU Brooklyn Department of English is soliciting submissions for our annual Essay Prizes.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for developmental freshman writing courses (English 14, 14x) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for freshman writing courses (English 16, 16x) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for one of the core courses (English 61, 62, 63, 64) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for one of the upper-division courses (except 190) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $150 will be awarded to the best essay written for English 190, the English Department’s senior seminar. Papers written in summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013 are eligible.

To submit:

1. The instructor or the student should fill out a submission form and submit it with three copies of the essay.

2. Essays must be free of hand-written comments and grades with the name of the author blocked out on every page.

3. Developmental freshman essays should be 4–5 pages, doubles-spaced.

4. Freshman essays should be 5–7 pages, double-spaced.

5. Sophomore core and upper division essays should be 5–15 pages, double-spaced.

6. Senior Seminar essays should be 20–25 pages, double-spaced.

7. All essays should follow MLA format for documentation.

8. Students may enter essays in more than one category, but no student can win more than one prize. Please submit only one paper per category.

Please note: the above essay lengths are suggested parameters. No essay will be excluded for exceeding the page numbers stated above.

Submit essays by 5 pm on Friday, April 19, 2013 to: Prof. Michael J.K. Bokor, English Department, Humanities Building 446, Fourth Floor.

Questions? Reach Prof. Bokor at Michael.Bokor@liu.edu

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