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The City College of New York

English Department Awards and Prizes 2017 – 2018
GUIDELINES FOR ENTERING CONTESTS
The deadline for submission of all manuscripts is:

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 5pm

NA 6/219

Manuscripts received after the deadline will not be considered.

The winners will be notified in April 2018.
1) All manuscripts must be typed on 8 1/2" X 11" paper and double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced. Handwritten manuscripts will automatically be disqualified.
2) The manuscript title and the name of the award sought must appear on each manuscript’s first page. With the exception of the Goodman Fund Grant entries, all manuscripts must be submitted without the name of the author anywhere on the manuscript.
3) You may enter as many contests as you wish; however, each contest requires its own unique entry. The same manuscript cannot be submitted for more than one award. In addition, multiple entries for a single award are not permitted: one manuscript for each award.
4) Letters requesting consideration for the various Awards for General Excellence should be submitted by students to the main office, NA 6/219. Letters should be addressed to the Mack Committee.
5) Each entry must include a 3” x 5” index card containing the following information:

Name


Full Address (including zip code)

Telephone Number(s)

I.D. Number (CUNYFirst EMPLID)

E-Mail Address

Name of Award

Title of the Manuscript


All winning manuscripts will be considered for publication in Promethean. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please keep a hard copy and an electronic copy of your work.
Not every award will necessarily be made - depending on judges’ decision.
The City College of New York

English Department Awards and Prizes 2017 – 2018

February 2018

Dear Students and Faculty:

I invite you to participate in the English Department 2017-2018 Awards and Prizes contest. The long list of awards that follows is testimony to the outstanding accomplishments of our students; to the loyal support of alumni, faculty, and friends who have funded these awards; and to the strength of the department that supports such a vibrant community.


The booklet describes this year’s awards and prizes along with the description and criteria for submission.

In addition, all of the winning manuscripts will be considered for publication in Promethean, City College’s official literary journal.


Please feel free to visit the English Department office if you have any questions.
I look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at our awards ceremony on May 10.

Sincerely,



Elizabeth Mazzola

Professor of English & Department Chair
City College of New York

English Department Awards and Prizes 2017 – 2018

CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS (MULTIPLE GENRES)


THE DORIS LIPPMAN PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

THE DAVID DORTORT PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

THE JEROME LOWELL DEJUR PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

THE DORTORT FAMILY UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

THE GOODMAN FUND GRANTS

THE GOODMAN FUND SHORT STORY AWARD

THE GRADUATE CHILDREN'S WRITING AWARD

THE UNDERGRADUATE CHILDREN'S WRITING AWARD



POETRY AWARDS


THE DAVID MARKOWITZ POETRY AWARD

THE ESTHER UNGER POETRY PRIZE

THE GOODMAN FUND POETRY AWARD

ESSAY AWARDS


THE ALLAN DANZIG MEMORIAL AWARD IN VICTORIAN & ROMANTIC LITERATURE

THE DAVID MARKOWITZ ESSAY AWARD

THE RIGGS GOLD MEDAL ESSAY AWARD

THE MEYER COHN GRADUATE ESSAY AWARD IN LITERATURE



THE IRWIN AND ALICE STARK AWARDS


THE STARK SHORT FICTION PRIZE

THE STARK AWARD IN FICTION IN HONOR OF HENRY R. ROTH

THE STARK AWARD IN DRAMA IN MEMORY OF ROSS ALEXANDER

THE STARK POETRY PRIZE IN MEMORY OF RAYMOND PATTERSON

THE STARK AWARD FOR ESSAY IN LITERATURE

THE STARK ENGLISH COMPOSITION AWARD IN MEMORY OF MINA SHAUGHNESSY



AWARDS FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE


THE DAVID DORTORT UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

THE LILLIAN FEDER SCHOLARSHIP

THE JULIUS AND ELIZABETH ISAACS SCHOLARSHIP

THE EDWARD C. AND RUTH P. MACK GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

THE PAUL ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

THE RICHARD SHEPHARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING

TONI CADE BAMBARA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

THE MARILYN STERNGLASS AWARDS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY:

THE MARILYN STERNGLASS WRITING AWARD

THE MARILYN STERNGLASS OVERALL MERIT AWARD

THE WILLIAM BRADLEY OTIS FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

THE ALBERT FRIEND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES



TEACHING AWARDS


THE NORMAN LEVINE OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD

THE TEACHER-WRITER AWARD

Creative Writing Awards
THE DORIS LIPPMAN PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

Graduate (Award: $5000)

For the most accomplished piece of work by a student in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

The Doris Lippman Prize will be awarded for the most accomplished manuscript selected from the Dortort and Dejur Prize submissions.
THE DAVID DORTORT PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

Graduate (Award: one in non-fiction & one in playwriting, each award $2,000)

For accomplished individual pieces of work.
THE JEROME LOWELL DEJUR PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

Graduate (Award: one in poetry & one in fiction, each award $2,000)

For accomplished individual pieces of work.
The Dejur & Dortort prizes require submission of a significant manuscript. Students submitting in more than one genre will need to submit separate manuscripts.

THE DORTORT FAMILY UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

Undergraduate (Award: $1,500 by faculty nomination only)

For the most accomplished piece of work by an undergraduate in creative writing in the opinion of a nominating faculty member. (Letters of nomination are to be submitted to Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola.)

THE GOODMAN FUND GRANTS

Graduate or Graduating Seniors (Award: one or more prizes up to $200)

Those interested in applying for this grant should submit an example of their work (published or unpublished), a letter of reference, and a statement concerning the creative project to be accomplished.

THE GOODMAN FUND SHORT STORY AWARD

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For an outstanding short story by an undergraduate. Only one short story may be submitted by each student.

THE GRADUATE CHILDREN’S WRITING AWARD

Graduate (Award: $100)

For an excellent children’s picture book, story, chapter book or “young adult” (YA) book by a graduate student.

THE UNDERGRADUATE CHILDREN’S WRITING AWARD

Undergraduate (Award: $100)

For an excellent children’s picture book, story, chapter book or “young adult” (YA) book by an undergraduate student.
Poetry Awards


THE DAVID MARKOWITZ POETRY AWARD

Undergraduate (Award: $150)

For outstanding work in poetry by an undergraduate. Submit between 5 and 15 pages.

THE ESTHER UNGER POETRY PRIZE

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For an undergraduate whose work addresses significant local or international social issues (though not necessarily political themes), or that honestly confronts the reality of our common human condition.

THE GOODMAN FUND POETRY AWARD

Undergraduate--to be divided as the committee determines (Award: $200)

For outstanding poetry by an undergraduate. Submit between 5 and 12 pages.


Essay Awards




THE ALLAN DANZIG MEMORIAL AWARD IN VICTORIAN & ROMANTIC LITERATURE

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For the best essay by an undergraduate on Romantic or Victorian Literature.

THE DAVID MARKOWITZ ESSAY AWARD

Undergraduate (Award: $150)

For the best essay by an undergraduate on any poem or poetical topic.

THE RIGGS GOLD MEDAL ESSAY AWARD

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For the best biographical or personal essay by an undergraduate.

THE MEYER COHN GRADUATE ESSAY AWARD IN LITERATURE

Graduate (Award: $200)

For the best essay in literary criticism. An M.A. graduate thesis will not be considered.

The Irwin and Alice Stark Awards
THE STARK SHORT FICTION PRIZE

Graduate or Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For an outstanding work of short fiction (e.g., a short story or novella) by a graduate or an undergraduate student.

THE STARK AWARD IN FICTION IN HONOR OF HENRY R. ROTH

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For the year’s best work in short fiction by an undergraduate.

THE STARK AWARD IN DRAMA IN MEMORY OF ROSS ALEXANDER

Graduate or Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For excellence in playwriting by an undergraduate or graduate student. Submit either a one-act or a full-length play.

THE STARK POETRY PRIZE IN MEMORY OF RAYMOND PATTERSON

Graduate (Award: $200)

For outstanding poetry by a graduate student. Submit between 5 and 12 pages.

THE STARK ESSAY AWARD IN LITERATURE

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For the best essay on literature.

THE STARK ENGLISH COMPOSITION AWARD IN MEMORY OF MINA SHAUGHNESSY

Undergraduate (Award: $200)

For the best student essay(s) written in Freshman Composition class. Manuscripts must be submitted by the instructor ONLY.


Awards For General Excellence


THE DAVID DORTORT UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Undergraduate

(Award: one prize up to $10,000 depending on the student’s eligibility)

One fellowship for an outstanding sophomore or junior English major in creative writing.

Students must have GPAs over 3.5 to apply for this fellowship, and must submit the following to
Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola:

A letter of application

Letters of recommendation from TWO faculty members

THE LILLIAN FEDER SCHOLARSHIP

Graduate or Undergraduate

(Scholarship for one year, or stipend prorated in the amount of full-time in-state tuition) 

A merit scholarship for an undergraduate student concentrating in literature, or a graduate student in the MA in Literature.

Applicant must have a 3.7 minimum GPA, and should submit a letter of interest stating eligibility, merit and need, and providing the names of three City College faculty who can address merit and qualifications to
Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee.

THE JULIUS AND ELIZABETH ISAACS SCHOLARSHIP

A student must be a freshman or sophomore at City College with a general 3.3. GPA and a 3.5 GPA in English class

(Stipend: $2,500 per semester)

This scholarship is available to students who will major in English and study other languages, especially Greek and Latin.



THE EDWARD C. AND RUTH P. MACK GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Graduating Senior (Award: $500)

For one or two graduating English majors who have demonstrated excellence, a potential for scholarship, and require assistance in pursuing graduate study in English.

(Preference will be given to students who have been accepted into a graduate English program.)

Students must have GPAs over 3.5 to apply for this fellowship, and must submit the following to
Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee:

A letter of application

Letters of recommendation from TWO faculty members

If applicable, a letter of acceptance into the proposed graduate English program.



THE PAUL ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Undergraduate (Award: $500)

A scholarship for an English major based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Students must have GPAs over 3.5 to apply for this scholarship, and must submit the following to


Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee:

A letter of application

Letters of recommendation from TWO faculty members.

THE RICHARD SHEPHARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING

Undergraduate (Award: $500)

One award for an undergraduate who is going into his or her senior year, who has taken two creative writing classes, and who has demonstrated excellence in essays. To apply, students must submit the following to
Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee:

A letter of application

A sample essay

THE TONI CADE BAMBARA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Undergraduate (Award: $500)

For an undergraduate full-time student in his or her senior year who has been accepted into a graduate program and who intends to be a writer.

To apply, students must submit the following to Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee:

A letter of application

Letters of recommendation from TWO faculty members

A letter of acceptance into the proposed graduate program.

THE MARILYN STERNGLASS AWARDS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY:
THE MARILYN STERNGLASS WRITING AWARD

Graduate (Award: $200)

Presented to a graduate student for an essay, report, or story submitted in a Language and Literacy graduate course.
The Marilyn Sternglass Overall Merit Award

Graduate (Award: $200)

Presented to a matriculated Language and Literacy MA student who enrolled in either the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semesters or both.
To apply for this award, a student should submit the following:

A letter of application

An up-to-date CCNY transcript

A 500-word personal statement by the student about academic achievement within the Language &Literacy MA program and related professional endeavors

Optional: for this award the student may submit one essay or report written for credit in a CCNY Language and Literacy graduate course.

THE WILLIAM BRADLEY OTIS FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Graduating Senior (Award: $200)

For a graduating senior who has performed outstandingly in American Literature courses.

To apply, students must submit the following to Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola/The Mack Committee:

A letter of application

Letters of recommendation from TWO faculty members.

THE ALBERT FRIEND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES

Graduate or Graduating Senior (Award: $100)

For a graduating senior or a graduate student demonstrating excellence in medieval studies. To apply, students must submit the following to Prof. Elizabeth Mazzola:

A letter of application

At least one essay in the subject area.


Teaching Awards
THE NORMAN LEVINE OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD

Graduate (Award: $500)

For a City College Department of English graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in teaching City College undergraduates. Consideration by faculty nomination.

THE TEACHER-WRITER AWARD

Graduate (Award: $500)



For promise of a career combining dedicated teaching with achievement in creative writing or scholarship Consideration by faculty nomination.

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