Sigma Tau Delta Journal Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the Sigma Tau Delta 2024 Journal Award Recipients. The Sigma Tau Delta journals publish annually the best writing and criticism of undergraduate and graduate active chapter members of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

These journals are refereed, with jurors from across the country selecting those members to be published. The journals have had illustrious head judges including: Jane Brox, Henri Cole, Jim Daniels, W. D. Earhardt, CJ Hribal, Kyoko Mori, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Mako Yoshikawa, to name a few.

The best writing is chosen, from around 1,000 submissions, for publication. Not only do these publications go to chapters worldwide, but they also honor the best writing in each category, with six awards totaling $2,500. As of 2016, the Sigma Tau Delta journals are catalogued with the Library of Congress. There is also a reading at the annual convention by any of the published writers in attendance.

2024 Journal Winners

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Ian Hearn
“Nothingness, Depravity, and the Necessity for Christian Charity: Tragedy and Hope in Shakespeare’s King Lear
College of the Ozarks (MO)
Alpha Nu Nu Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Alexandra Gonzales
“A Road in Pennsylvania after ‘A Supermarket in California’ by Allen Ginsberg”
Lebanon Valley College (PA)
Omicron Omicron Chapter

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Eunice Tan
“Malayan Chorus, Our Voices Arise, Our Harmonies Become the Melodies of Song-Story”
Union University (TN)
Theta Omicron Chapter

Herbert Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
Mary Brown
“Why I Should Have Never Left: A Story in One Sentence”
Wake Forest University (NC)
Sigma Omega Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Erika Girard
“Ms. Monkey Bread”
Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
Alpha Phi Beta Chapter

While you’re waiting for the 2024 journals to be released early next year, check out the 2023 journal award winners’ submissions. Claim your copy of the 2023 Sigma Tau Delta Journals now!

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