Writing Contests and Department Awards

Each year the Department of English makes the following awards:

  • James Robinson Award for Outstanding Senior English Major
  • Billy Maich Academy of American Poets Prize for the best group of poems by an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Eleanor Meehan Award For Literary Excellence for the best critical essay written by an English major for an English course.
  • Richard T. Sullivan Award For Fiction Writing recognizing the undergraduate who submits the best fiction manuscript.
  • Ernest Sandeen Poetry Award recognizing the undergraduate who submits the best group of poems.
  • Tom Brennan Prize for Excellence in Writing recognizing the best essay written for the Introduction to Literary Studies. Use the links at the left to see the award-winning essays.