English Literature

Morrell-Potter Summer Stipend in Creative Writing

The Department of English Literature is pleased to announce its annual Morrell - Potter Summer Stipend in Creative Writing. This prize of $4500, intended to enable a summer's writing project, will be awarded to a student poet or fiction writer of exceptional promise as chosen by the English Literature Department's writing faculty. The writer awarded the Morrell-Potter Summer Stipend will give a reading during the next school year of work they complete during the summer. The application process opens on Monday, January 22, 2018 and closes on February 7 (at 3:59.59 PM).

Students in this year's junior class who expect to return to the campus in the Fall are invited to submit manuscripts of no more than 10 pages, in either poetry or fiction, along with a brief description of the project they hope to pursue. Fiction manuscripts should be double-spaced with pages numbered. Poetry submissions should include no more than one poem on a page.  

More information about Summer Research Opportunities and the application process, including useful details such as FAQs and the Program Guidebook, can be found on the Summer Research Opportunities web site.