English Department

Writing Prizes and Fellowships

2019-2020 Submission Instructions

Writing Prizes Submission Instructions:
  Deadline: Fall 2019--Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

  • Application Form: Click on link below to complete the Google Doc application form
  • Submissions: Upload your submission at the end of the Google Doc application form. If you are submitting for more than one prize you must upload a separate file for each prize.
  • 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: Tinker_E--Horgan

Writing Prizes Application Form


Olin Fellowship Submission Instructions:
  Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020 by 5:00 PM

  • 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 do not receive 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)
  • Complete the Google Doc Application Form below and upload your submission as indicated here.
    • 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)
  • Other Information:
    • To view last year's winning applications or if you have questions, 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.

Olin Fellowship Application Form


Winchester Fellowship Submission Instructions
Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020 by 5:00 PM

Procedure: If you wish to apply for a Winchester Fellowship, please complete the Google Doc form (link is below) and upload the following information:

  • a letter describing how you plan to use the fellowship
  • Transcripts: a copy of your Wesleyan transcript or Academic History 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.
  • 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.

If any questions or concerns please contact Liz Tinker, the English Department administrative assistant, at etinker@wesleyan.edu

Winchester Fellowship Application Form