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:

  • Only one submission may be made for each prize.
  • You can submit for multiple prizes but each submission must be unique. You cannot submit the same piece for multiple prizes.
  • Recipients will be notified by email before the last day of classes.
  • The first page of all entries should include your name, class year, email address and the name of the prize you are submitting for. 
  • Only Amherst College Students are eligible for prizes. 
  • Submissions are not anonymous. 

2024 Spring Deadline - March 26th

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.