The following announcement was emailed to Bryn Mawr students, faculty, and staff members by the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program:
LITERARY CONTESTS ANNOUNCMENT: Adelman Poetry Award
Open to Current BMC Students, Faculty & Staff Members:
The Seymour Adelman Poetry Award: $1000
The Seymour Adelman Poetry Award is open to all students, faculty, and staff members of Bryn Mawr College. This annual award was established through a generous gift from Daniel and Joanna Semel Rose, A.B. ’52, in honor of Seymour Adelman, bibliophile and longtime friend of the College and the Library. The purpose of the Award is to stimulate interest in poetry at the College by helping to:
• support scholarly research on a poet or poetry;
• support the writing of poetry;
• encourage the study of poetry in an interdisciplinary context;
• recognize a particular piece or body of poetic writing; or
• offset publishing costs for a collection of poetry or scholarly work about a poet or poetry.
The award may be used to help support summer work, to free up time for writing, to help cover research expenses, travel for research, special preparation for teaching, or any of a variety of projects that would facilitate the writing, publication, teaching, and better understanding of poetry.
All current members of the Bryn Mawr College community are eligible to compete for the award, including undergraduate and graduate students, full- and part-time faculty members, and members of the administration and staff. Anyone wishing to compete for the Award should submit five (5) collated copies of a proposal including the following: 1) a letter of no more than two pages, describing the project to be undertaken or in progress; 2) a short budget, detailing how the prize funds will be spent; and, if desired, 3) supporting materials and/or work samples (these are optional but are encouraged) of no more than seven additional pages in length. Proposals must be accompanied by a Cover Sheet and should be delivered or sent to Bryn Thompson in the English House Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
A workshop on writing a project proposal and preparing a realistic budget will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m., in the English House Lecture Hall.
The five-member Seymour Adelman Poetry Award Committee will select the winner from among the projects proposed, and the winner will be announced at the Student Awards Ceremony. Two copies of the completed winning project should be sent to the President’s Office within eighteen months of the date of the award.