Clio Melpomene Prize

Call for submissions for the Clio Melpomene Prize.
Deadline: noon on 25 April 2016 in 309 Skinner.

Up to $2000 will be awarded to assist aspiring poets and/or historians after graduation.  Applicants must be students of Mount Holyoke College slated to graduate as members of the Class of 2015.

There are no GPA or citizenship restrictions. The work need not be completed for a course, independent study, or major.

The late Peter Viereck, Professor Emeritus of History and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has endowed this annual prize for "a young woman who follows her private star in poetic style or historical interpretation."

Application materials are due by noon on Monday, April 27, 2015. Applicants should submit a hard-copy sample of work in poetry and/or history to the History Department Office, 309 of Skinner Hall. The work must be in the English language. The sample should be large enough to fully represent the applicant's work. Also required is a short (one to three page) personal statement, addressing the work, aspirations for continued work in the field, current post-graduation endeavors and plans, or any other information relevant to the applicant's work and future plans. There is no application form. Please do not staple or bind the materials. Please submit also an electronic copy, in pdf or Microsoft Word format, to Holly Sharac, Department of History.

The judging committee is made up of members of the English and History departments.