Student English Major Essay Contest & Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

May 12, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department congratulates the student winners of its annual English major essay contest and its new Creative Writing contest.

For the English major essay contest, Andrew Carr received first place and a $150 prize for his essay, “Proto-Feminist Religious Alliance,” which was written for Dr. Young-ok An’s ENGL 341 Women’s Bonds of Friendship class. Taking second place and the winner of $100 was Lauren Zweber for her essay “Dickens’ Advocacy for Education,” which was written for Dr. Alexis Easley’s ENGL 390 Literary Figures: Charles Dickens class.

Winners of the first annual creative writing contest, which was created to honor Dr. Lon Otto’s deep and robust legacy in creative writing, were Jennifer Littlejohn for "Ships" (poem) and Abigail Chambers for "Catherine" (prose). Littlejohn and Chambers were each awarded a $250 prize; their work can be found in the 2014 edition of Summit Avenue Review, which was just released last Friday, May 9th.

The English Department congratulates its four winners and thanks the many students who submitted work to these two contests.