Stephen J. Meringoff Secondary School Essay Contest deadline is June 15; Win $1,500 for college!

ACLAWThe Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) invites submissions of analytical essays by students in grades 9 through 12 dealing with works of recognized literary merit. Papers may examine style, characterization, rhetorical technique, structure, and so on, and may be about individual poems, short stories, novels, plays, or essays. Papers may also compare two carefully selected works.

The judges value lucid and lively expression, conceptual maturity, and argumentation that is developed from compelling and careful attention to specific passages. They do not seek term/research papers, but hope to receive carefully crafted interpretive and analytical essays of 1500 to 2500 words. Essays written in fulfillment of school assignments are welcome.

The winning essay will be published in Literary Matters, the online quarterly publication of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, and the winning contestant will receive an award of $1,500.

To be eligible for the prize, students must be affiliated with the
ALSCW or with a teacher or high school that is an ALSCW member. For information about joining the ALSCW, go to www.alscw.org.

Deadline for entries is June 15th. Three copies of each entry should be sent to:

ALSCW High School Writing Award
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
650 Beacon St., Suite 510
Boston, MA 02215

office@alscw.org
617-358-1990

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