Each year the AGLSP Board, in cooperation with the Editorial Board of Confluence, highlights the quality of student work produced in member programs by awarding the Excellence in Interdisciplinary Writing award and the Excellence in Creative Writing award. The first award celebrates interdisciplinary inquiry as the central intellectual practice of Graduate Liberal Studies and critical writing as a foundational tool of graduate study, whereas the second award celebrates creative writing as a form of inquiry, art, and expression. Each award may be given to any current student or recent graduate (up to one-year post-graduation) of an AGLSP institutional member program in good standing.
Directors of any AGLSP institutional member program may nominate up to two entries per award each year, based on a screening procedure agreed upon by the program’s regular faculty. Only one piece by each author may be nominated. Nominations must be addressed to the Editorial Board and submitted by the director to the AGLSP National Office by the due date (usually in late February). Submissions may include any work written as part of the author's graduate work during the previous calendar year. The author of each winning submission will receive a prize of $500 and will be invited to attend the Annual Conference to receive the award in person; additionally, both winning submissions will be published in the fall issue of Confluence to coincide with the Annual Conference. Although only one award is given per category each year, runner-up submissions may also be considered for publication in Confluence. Previous award winning pieces can be found on the Confluence website. Click here for more information.
Click here for the 2017 Call for Nominations flyer.