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Submission Instructions

English Department and Writing Program

Writing Prizes and Fellowships

 Writing Prizes Submission Instructions:
  Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM

  • Application Form: Click on link below to complete the Google Doc application form
  • Submissions:Send your submissions in one email if possible as Email Attachments to swashburn01@wesleyan.edu with the Subject Line: Prize Submission
  • Each submission must be:
    • double-spaced with page numbers
    • with the author's name, prize name and WesID on the first page.
  • You may submit no more than one piece (a total of 30 pages) for each prize. Poetry submissions may be a collection of poems.
  • One piece can be used for up to two different prizes if applicable (Example: one piece of fiction can be submitted for two different Fiction prizes.) However this same piece must then be submitted twice, once for each prize.
  • Electronic File Format and Naming: Submit as PDF or RTF files with the following Name Format: Last Name_First Initial--Prize Name. EXAMPLE: Washburn_S--Horgan

Google Doc Application Form

Olin Fellowship Submission Instructions:
  Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM

  • Application Form: Click on link above to complete Google Doc Application Form. Note: If you are also submitting for Writing Prizes you only need to complete this form once.
  • Your project proposal should contain the following information:
    • Cover Sheet: Title of Project, Name, WesID, Class Year, Major (if declared)
    • Explanation of Project: 2-page double-spaced description; if you did not received an Olin award, what if anything would prevent you from completing the project?
    • Itemized Budget: a detailed list of expenses with a request for a specific sum.
    • Sample of written work (15 page maximum): this may be a creative or academic work, which ever best shows your preparation for the project you are proposing.
    • Names of two Faculty References (written recommendations not necessary)
  • Submissions:
    • Electronic submissions are preferred in PDF or RTF format
    • Save as one file with the following file name: Last name_First Initial--Olin (Example: Tinker_L--Olin)
    • Send as attachment to etinker@wesleyan.edu with the Subject Line: Olin Fellowship
  • Other Information:
    • To view last year's winning applications please email Liz Tinker for permission to the WesFiles folder at etinker@wesleyan.edu
    • Awards will be announced by early May.
    • If awarded the fellowship, a report on your project is due on the first day of classes in September.

Winchester Fellowship Submission Instructions
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Procedure: If you wish to apply for a Winchester Fellowship, please submit to the English Department office an application which includes:

  • a letter describing how you plan to use the fellowship
  • Transcripts: a copy of your Wesleyan transcript and transcript(s) for any graduate work you have completed
  • Budget statement: An itemized listing of anticipated expenses. Please request a specific amount from the Winchester Committee.
  • Recommendations:the names of two people who have agreed to supply letters of recommendation by the deadline below. If you are a senior or have not begun graduate school, these should be members of the English department. If you are already in graduate school, at least one letter must be from a member of your graduate department.
  • Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, Wesleyan WesID, and email if you are a current graduate student.
  • Letters of recommendation can be sent as electronic files to: etinker@wesleyan.edu with the Subject heading: Winchester Fellowship recommendation. Hard copy recommendations should be sent to: Attn: Liz Tinker, Winchester Fellowship, English Department, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street Middletown, CT 06459.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent in PDF format to: etinker@wesleyan.edu with the Subject heading: Winchester Fellowship.
  • Hard copy submissions should be addressed: English Department, Winchester Fellowship, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street #204, Middletown, CT 06459, Attn: Liz Tinker