NOTE: As of June 1,
2006, The Dreiser Essay Prize has been temporarily suspended.
Essay Prize is sponsored by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and is
annually to the graduate student or untenured faculty member who
submits the best previously unpublished essay on any aspect of the work of
the American writer Theodore Dreiser.
Applicants may submit
essays that consider any part of Dreiserís corpus, or that connect his
life or work to those of other writers or to his times. In addition to a
cash award of $250, the winning essay will appear in Dreiser Studies,
a refereed journal sponsored by the Society. Other worthy essays besides
the winner will be considered for publication as well.