2015 English Literary Awards

At the April 6th ceremony, we revealed the winners and finalists of the 2015 student literary awards. We received a robust 158 entries this year—the judging was not easy! Read on for the verdicts and the judges’ generous comments.

2014 English Literary Awards

Following are the names, and the final judges' comments, of all those honored in the 2014 student literary contest awards ceremony last night. We had 150 submissions this year and many exceptionally strong finalists. An anthology of the first-, second-, and third-place winners will be published in time for commencement. Congratulations to all entrants for giving us such an incredible field of stories, poems, essays, and scripts to read.

2013 English Literary Awards

The 2013 student literary awards ceremony took place on a sunny afternoon of April 12, to a standing-room-only audience. From the record-breaking field of submissions--200 entries from 118 students--every piece was first vetted in a round of blind judging by the writing faculty (none judged their own students); the finalists then went on to outside judges, who selected the winners. And the 2013 winners are...

2012 English Literary Awards

A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.

Department Presents Five Student Literary Awards

In spring 2011 the English Department presented five student awards, in the categories of best collection of poems, best single poem, best play, best work of literary nonfiction, and best short story.