English Department Prizes

The Amherst English Department offers annual monetary prizes for student essays, poetry, fiction and other writing. Some prizes are open to all students; others are restricted by class year. Winners are determined by faculty vote; please note that submissions are not anonymous.

Please note:

  • Only one submission may be made for each prize.
  • You cannot submit the same piece for multiple prizes.
  • Recipients will be notified by email before the last day of classes.

    2024 Spring Deadline TBD

    Upload your submission in Google Docs here.

    Note: You must be logged-in to Google Apps/Suite, using your Amherst College password, in order to have access to the form.