Creative Writing Prizes

Deadline to apply for all CREATIVE WRITING prizes:  February 7

Click on titles of prizes
to access the online submission manager

 

Academy of American Poets Prize
Eligibility: Any Fordham student
Guidelines: Submit up to 5 pages of poetry (1 poem per page). Include year at Fordham and campus affiliation (Lincoln Center or Rose Hill). The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript.
Prize: 1 prize of $100

 

Bernice Kilduff White & John J. White Creative Writing Prize
Eligibility: Rose Hill senior undergraduate students
Guidelines: Submit up to (but no more than) 1500 words of text (fiction, non-fiction or poetry). Please identify the genre you are submitting. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript.
Prize: 1 prize Cash Amount to be determined.

 

Margaret Lamb/Writing to the Right-Hand Margin Prizes
Eligibility: Any Fordham student
Guidelines: Submit up to (but no more than) 1500 words of text (fiction or non-fiction). Please identify the genre you are submitting. Include year at Fordham and campus affiliation (Lincoln Center or Rose Hill). The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript.
Prize: 4 prizes of $100

 

The Reid Family Prize
Eligibility: Any Fordham student
Given for excellence in the field of creative expression and engaged commitment to social justice
Prize: 1 prize of $750 + an additional $750 given to charity of winner's choice

 

Ully Hirsch/Robert F. Nettleton Poetry Prizes
Eligibility: Lincoln Center undergraduate students
Guidelines: Submit up to 5 pages of poetry (1 poem per page). The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript.
Prize: 2 prizes of $100

 


Critical Writing Prizes

Entries must indicate the student’s name, year at Fordham, telephone number, Fordham ID and email address.  In addition, the student must clearly identify the specific intended Prize on top of each submission.

All critical writing prize entries must be placed in the box on the floor outside of Dr. Gold’s office (533 Dealy).  For more information, contact Dr. M. Gold (718-817-4008 or mgold@fordham.edu).

 

Bernice Kilduff White and John J. White Prize 
Eligibility: Rose Hill Seniors
Given for excellence in the Study of English Literature, for which any senior may submit an essay of about 5000 words.

 

English Alumni Prize
Eligibility: Rose Hill Seniors
Submit a term paper of about 5000 words.  There is no restriction of subject matter.

 

Charles J. Donahue Prize
Eligibility: Rose Hill Seniors or Graduate Students
Submit a term paper or other substantial piece of work.  The areas are usually Old and Middle English and Modern British literature, but work in other areas may also be considered.