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The 2018 LMU Writing Awards

(180)

Essay, Poetry, Short Story, Play Writing and Journalism

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Submissions due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Read rules carefully please. Most questions are answered in the rules below. Direct other questions to Dr. Linda Bannister: Linda.bannister@lmu.edu. When e-mailing questions, specify “University Writing Awards” in the subject field of your e-mail.

CATEGORIES

Daniel T. Mitchell Memorial Essay Contest (FR/SO; JR/SR; GRAD)

  • Expository or critical essays; topic open. Essays written since March 2017 for ANY LMU course are eligible.
  • One entry per person.
  • Freshman – Sophomore, Junior-Senior and Graduate divisions.

Denise L. Scott Memorial Poetry Contest: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one poem.

Graduate Poetry Contest: Each LMU graduate student may enter one poem.

Frank Sullivan Memorial Short Story Contest: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one story.

Graduate Short Story Contest: Each LMU graduate student may enter one story.

Undergraduate Play Writing Contest: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one stage play (not a screen or television play) of any number of acts.

Graduate Play Writing Contest: Each LMU graduate student may enter one stage play (not a screen or television play) of any number of acts.

Journalism Contest
• Articles must have been written for any LMU Journalism course offered by the English Department since March 2017 OR published in an LMU student newspaper in print or online since March 2017 (LMU Newspapers include: LA Loyolan; Asia Media International; Tower Yearbook (long-form pieces only, categorized as “features”).
News story. Each LMU undergraduate may submit one entry.
Feature story or review. Each LMU undergraduate may submit one entry.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Manuscripts must be original. Previous Writing Award submissions may NOT be resubmitted.

2. Submit entries to Google Docs. No e-mail submissions for the writing awards.

For essay, short story, poetry and playwriting:

  • Submit the Google Docs application, which includes a cover page (see 3 below) and your manuscript. Cover page and manuscripts must be typed in a word document or pdf. Essays, plays, and short stories must be double-spaced; poems may use the spacing appropriate for the work’s visual and aesthetic needs. The title should appear on the first page of the manuscript and the title should appear on every subsequent page. Make sure to number your manuscript pages.
  • The author’s name cannot appear anywhere on the manuscript; entries bearing an author’s name will be disqualified.

For Journalism (News and Feature/Review):

  • Submit the Google Docs application, which includes a cover page and your article written since March 2017 for an LMU Journalism class offered by the English Department OR published since March 2017 in an LMU newspaper. (LMU Newspapers include: The Loyolan, Asia Media International, or long-form features written for Tower Yearbook. Note: “Accepted for publication” long form articles/features for the forthcoming 2018 yearbook are allowed.)
  • The author’s name cannot appear anywhere on the manuscript; entries bearing an author’s name will be disqualified.

3. Cover Pages for each entry MUST include the following information. Please type using the format below :

(a) your manuscript’s title;
(b) the manuscript’s category and division;
(c) your name;
(d) your LMU Lion e-mail address;
(e) your student ID number;
(f) your mailing address;
(g) your telephone number;
(h) your major;
(I ) your college;
(j) and your graduation year/class.

  • Judging: Entries will be judged anonymously by LMU faculty and without written comments. In a category or division, if the pool of manuscripts is too small or if manuscripts do not meet contest parameters, the LMU Writing Awards judges and coordinator may choose not to grant an award.