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English Department Prizes

Evelyn Bridges Poetry Contest

$675 in Prizes: First Prize $300; Second Prize $225; Third Prize $150

Accepting previously unpublished poetry.

[1] Contestants must be Colorado College students, enrolled in the academic year in which the contest occurs. Poems may be of any form, versification (including free verse), genre (spoken word, lyric, dramatic, narrative, etc.), and topic. 

[2] Poems must be previously unpublished. Contestants may submit one to ten poems, as long as the total number of lines does not exceed five hundred. The awards will be made on the basis of the quality of all the poetry that each person submits.

[3] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins must be 1 ½ inch margin at left and 1 inch margin at right, top and bottom. 

[4] Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X. Your name should not appear on the document. 

[5] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your first poem, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X).

[6] The deadline for submitting poems is Friday, February 21, at 4:00 pm (Week One of Block 6).

[7] Winning poems may be printed in the Leviathan. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.

For further information, contact Paula Pyne, ppyne@coloradocollege.edu.

SUBMIT HERE


The Adelaide Bender Reville Prose Contests

The Reville Prize for Creative Non-Fiction 

$900 in Prizes: First Prize $400; Second Prize $300; Third Prize $200

Accepting previously unpublished works of creative nonfiction, personal and memoir-style essays, flash nonfiction, and lyrical essays. This DOES NOT include reportage, news articles, blog posts, or similar work.

[1] Any Colorado College undergraduate may participate. Only one essay (up to 10,000 words) or three to five flash/micro non-fiction pieces per student (500 word max for each flash/micro fiction piece). If submitting flash/micro pieces, clearly title each new story or add an asterisk to the end of each story to signify a new work will follow.

[2] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins should be 1½ inch at left and 1 inch margins at right, top and bottom. Do not include your name on the entry itself (you will be able to include it in the form).

[3] Save the document with the title of your essay or the first essay of your short pieces. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE FILE NAME. Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X. 

[4] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your essay or first piece, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X.

[5] The deadline for submitting poems is Friday, February 21, at 4:00 pm (Week One of Block 6).

[6] Winning stories may be printed in the Cipher. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.

For further information, contact Paula Pyne, ppyne@coloradocollege.edu.

SUBMIT HERE

The James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction 

$900 in Prizes: First Prize $400; Second Prize $300; Third Prize $200

[1] Contestants must be Colorado College students, enrolled in the academic year in which the contest occurs. 

[2] Stories must be previously unpublished. Only one essay (up to 10,000 words) or three to five flash/micro non-fiction pieces per student (500 word max for each flash/micro fiction piece). If submitting short/flash/micro pieces, clearly title each new story or add an asterisk to the end of each story to signify a new work will follow.

[3] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins should be 1½ inch at left and 1 inch margins at right, top and bottom. On the title page include an approximate word count. Do not include your name.

[4] Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X. Do not include your name in the document file name. 

[5] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your story, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X). 

[6] The deadline for submitting stories is Friday, February 21, at 4:00 pm (Week One of Block 6).

[7] Winning stories may be printed in the Leviathan. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.

For further information, contact Paula Pyne, ppyne@coloradocollege.edu.

SUBMIT HERE


The Krutzke Award

$500 Prize

At the end of the academic year, the Senior Majors Committee selects the outstanding critical essay from among the projects written during the year in English Department Senior Seminars or Project blocks as the recipient of the Krutzke Award (in honor of the late Professor Frank Krutzke).

For further information, contact the English Department Administrative Assistant, Paula Pyne, ppyne@coloradocollege.edu.