Please join us in congratulating the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 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 an annual reading at the international convention by any of the published writers in attendance.
2022 Journal Winners
Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
“Saying ‘Nothing’: Cordelia and the asserted absence of voice in Shakespeare’s King Lear”
Macalester College, MN (MW)
Alpha Rho Theta Chapter
Eleanor B. North Poetry Award
John Fisher Sexton
“All You Can Take With You Is That Which You Have Given Away”
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (S)
Alpha Epsilon Chi Chapter
E. Nelson James Poetry Award
“When you’re cleaning the house”
Stockton University, NJ (E)
Eta Rho Chapter
Herbert Hughes Short Story Award
Marist College, NY (E)
Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter
Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award
“Of Things That Fly Away”
Oakland University, MI (MW)
Alpha Iota Eta Chapter