After a year hiatus while launching our online magazine, Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) is back with the 2016 Bechtel Prize, now encompassing a broader theme. Submissions are open for exemplary essays that explore creative writing and arts education, in the tradition of the award, as well as essays on the theme of the imagination and/or creative writing. Submissions may include:
The essay selected to receive the Bechtel Prize will appear in Teachers & Writers Magazine, and the author will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Honoraria totaling $500 are shared by the authors of entries selected as finalists for the prize, which may also be published in Teachers & Writers Magazine.
Selection criteria for the Bechtel Prize include the essay’s relevance and appropriateness for readers of Teachers & Writers Magazine, most of whom teach writing at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level. Teachers & Writers Magazine publishes work that is concise, lively, and geared to a general audience. Prospective entrants for the Bechtel Prize are encouraged to visit the magazine to become familiar with the publication’s style, and to read past winners of the award.
The submission deadline for the 2016 Bechtel Prize is Monday, November 30, 2015. Please refer to the submission guidelines below for additional information.
2016 Bechtel Prize Submission Guidelines
SUPPORT FOR THE BECHTEL PRIZE
To make a contribution to support the Bechtel Prize or Teachers & Writers Magazine, please contact T&W Director Amy Swauger at 212-691-6590, email@example.com.