Academy of American Poets Prize
One prize of $100
For the best poem (up to 10 pages) by an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in the University.
Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Awards
Two awarded to Graduate Students at $435 each
Two awarded to Undergraduate Students at $435 each
For the best poem or poems (up to 20 pages) written in celebration of life by an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in the University.
Feldman Prizes in Fiction
Two awarded to Graduate Students at $650 each
Two awarded to Undergraduate Students at $650 each
For the best story or stories (up to 50 pages). Open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the University.
Beth Lisa Feldman Prize in Children’s Literature
One prize of $750
For the best story or stories for children (up to 50 pages). Open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the University.
Frances Mason Harris ’26 Prizes
Four prizes of $570 each
For a book-length manuscript of poetry or prose fiction by a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate woman.
John Hawkes Prize in Fiction
Two prizes of $600 each
This contest honors the memory of John Hawkes, the internationally-recognized author and dedicated professor of creative writing at Brown University. The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Literary Arts. The submission must be a work of fiction (up to 50 pages).
Edwin Honig Memorial Award
One awarded to Graduate Student at $250
One awarded to Undergraduate Student at $250
For the best poem or poems (up to 10 pages) in honor of poet, translator and founder of Literary Arts, Edwin Honig.
Four prizes of $500 each
Two awards for undergraduate seniors and two awards for MFA candidates.
Best literary work by Undergraduate Seniors* (up to 20 pages, any genre)
Best literary work by graduating MFA Candidates (up to 50 pages, any genre)
*Senior is defined for the Weston Prize as being those undergraduates who are slated to graduate in May or December of 2014. Graduating MFA candidate is defined as a student expected to earn the MFA in May 2014.
Students shall be defined as matriculated students currently enrolled in classes at Brown. If you are on leave, studying abroad or solely at another institution, you are not eligible.
Entries must be submitted online via Literary Arts Prize Application (Brown Authentication Required) by 4 p.m. on 28 February 2014. No late entries will be considered. Entries sent by electronic mail, facsimile transmission, campus mail, US mail, courier service, etc., will not be considered. You may submit one entry in each category in which you are eligible (categories may limit eligibility and manuscript length; see prize listing for more details). To make multiple entries, you must fill out a separate online form for each category in which you are eligible. Unless specified, your entry may be a series or single text and must be uploaded as a .pdf file. If your work cannot easily be sent in this format (i.e., it has sculptural elements that you do not feel you can document it in any but three-dimensional models), deliver the work to the Literary Arts Department at 68.5 Brown Street by 4pm on 28 February 2013.
Your name must not appear anywhere on your written work. If your name does appear on the entry, it will be disqualified. Winning entries will be sent to the University Archives. Manuscripts will be reviewed by judges selected by the Literary Arts faculty. The University reserves the right to withhold any award. The judges’ decisions will be final. Notification will be made around 10 April 2014.