Our English majors explore with their professors the broad and evolving sweep of English and American literature, honing their critical thinking skills as they go.

2013 Literary Awards Winners


  • 1st place ($300): Carrie Kline, “One More for the River”
  • 2nd place ($100): Will Paplham, “A Shore-side Quarrel”
  • Honorable Mention: Clara Wendland, “Hephaestus”

Creative Prose

  • 1st place ($300): Fiona Lochtefeld, “The Judgment of Maria Olivia Taylor December 15th”
  • 2nd place (tie) ($100): Molly Campbell, “Homecoming: Germany, 1952”
  • 2nd place (tie) ($100): Rachel Gintner, “Charlotte Gilman and the Portal of Liannai”
  • Honorable Mention: Clara Wendland, “Tim Grath and the Circle”
Other Awards
  • The English Endowed Award ($900): Emma Riehl
  • The Mary McHale Wood Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Writing ($1000): Brittany Grady

Previous Winners
To view the award winners from previous years, please visit the Literary Award Winner Archive