Literary Arts Prizes 2015 Listing

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 $475 each
Two awarded to Undergraduate Students at $475 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 $700 each
Two awarded to Undergraduate Students at $700 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 $700
For the best story or stories for children with preference given to works written for children 4 to 8 years old (up to 50 pages). Open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the University.

Frances Mason Harris ’26 Prizes 
Four prizes of $575 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.

Weston Prizes 
Six prizes of $500 each
Three awards for undergraduate seniors and three 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 2015. Graduating MFA candidate is defined as a student expected to earn the MFA in May 2015. 

Contest Rules: 

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 11:59 p.m. 2 March 2015.  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), fill out the online form, and deliver the work to the Literary Arts Department at 68.5 Brown Street by 4:00 p.m. on 2 March 2015.   Please call ext. 3-3260 if you have questions.

 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 2015.