Aerie

Each year the English department publishes Aerie, a literary magazine, as well as chapbooks and broadsides supported by the John F. Carroll Fund for Student Publishing. For more information on Aerie, contact Teresa Stores.

University of Hartford

Department of English

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West Hartford, CT 06117

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galin@hartford.edu

Publications and Awards

Awards

The English department sponsors numerous awards for student writing. In order to compete for these awards, you must follow the appropriate rules and submission guidelines and turn in your writing by March 28, 2007. Good luck!

Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Poetry
Submit a packet of 1-3 poems on any subject or in any style in this category. Title each piece; if a poem is untitled, identify it as such. Number multiple untitled works ("Untitled 1," "Untitled 2"). Remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. Do not number pages. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your packet, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies of no more than three poems, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email the packet of three poems as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Poetry-A" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box.
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Minerva Nieditz Prize for Metaphysical or Philosophical Poetry
Submit a packet of 1-3 poems on metaphysical or philosophical subjects or themes in this category. Title each piece; if a poem is untitled, identify it as such. Number multiple untitled works ("Untitled 1," "Untitled 2"). Remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. Do not number pages. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your packet, complete a Cover Sheet, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email the packet of poems as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Poetry-N" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box.
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Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Fiction
A submission to this category should be a short story of 1-20 pages. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Fiction" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box.
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Phyllis B. Abrahms Awards in Drama
A submission to this category should be a script for a play or screenplay. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Drama" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box.

Phyllis B. Abrams Awards in the Personal Essay
A submission to this category should be a personal essay. A personal essay is a non-fiction prose piece in which the writer and his or her life, experiences, perspectives, attitudes, and interests are at the center. While the personal essay does not necessarily exclude a critical stance, it is traditionally a more intimate form. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Personal Essay-Advanced" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category.
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Joseph Doyle Prize for Critical Essays on American Literature
A submission to this category should be a critical essay that addresses or examines at least one literary work by an American author. In the critical essay, the writer assumes a stance toward a subject (e.g. one or more works of literature) and examines that subject by analyzing, comparing, evaluating, interpreting, explaining, and/or arguing. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Critical Essay/American Lit-Advanced" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category.
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Phyliss B. Abrams Awards for Critical Essays on Literature Other Than American Literature
A submission to this category should be a critical essay that addresses or examines a literary work or works written by author or authors who are not American. In the critical essay, the writer assumes a stance toward a subject (e.g. one or more works of literature) and examines that subject by analyzing, comparing, evaluating, interpreting, explaining, and/or arguing. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Critical Essay/Other Lit-Advanced" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category. Samples

Joseph Doyle Prize for Best Personal Essay Written in an Introductory Class (RLC 110, 111, or ENG 140)
A submission to this category must be a personal essay written for RLC 110, 111, or ENG 140. A personal essay is a non-fiction prose piece in which the writer and his or her life, experiences, perspectives, attitudes, and interests are at the center. While the personal essay does not necessarily exclude a critical stance, it is traditionally a more intimate form. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. Put the name of the class for which this essay was written below the title in parenthesis. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Personal Essay-Intro" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category. Samples

Joseph Doyle Prize for Best Critical Essay Written in an Introductory Class (RLC 110, 111, or ENG 140)
A submission to this category should be a critical essay written for RLC 110, 111, or ENG 140. In the critical essay, the writer assumes a stance toward a subject (e.g. a piece of literature, a writer’s work, a cultural artifact, a political issue, etc.) and examines that subject by analyzing, comparing, evaluating, interpreting, explaining, and/or arguing. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. Put the name of the class for which this essay was written below the title in parenthesis. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Critical Essay-Intro" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category.

Melvin Goldstein Awards for A Critical Paper Using Interdisciplinary Approaches
A paper entered in this category should analyze a work of literature, art, or film from an angle that specifically crosses disciplinary lines. For example, a short story (or film or piece of art or several works by an author or a novel) might be examined through a specific theoretical perspective, such as psychological, philosophical, historical, feminist, cultural studies, queer studies, etc. Title your piece and remove your name and all other identifying marks from your manuscript. The essay should be no more than 20 pages long. For hard copy submissions, make two copies of your manuscript, complete a
Cover Sheet for your packet of two copies, staple it to the top of the packet, and deposit it in the appropriate mailbox across the hall from A212g. Or email your manuscript as an attachment to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu with the category name "Goldstein" in the email Subject box and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email message box. Remember that no essay may be entered into more than one category.Samples