Sigma Tau Delta Journals

Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Contact sigmaoffice@niu.edu if you have any questions.

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.

All active undergraduate and graduate members of active Sigma Tau Delta chapters are invited to submit their work to The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. Chapter Sponsors, faculty members, alumni (including members of the Alumni Epsilon Chapter), and honorary members are not eligible to submit.

The Sigma Tau Delta Review

The Sigma Tau Delta Review CoverThe Sigma Tau Delta Review (founded in 2005) is an annual journal that publishes critical essays on literature, essays on rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical issues. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words. Critical essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition).

The Sigma Tau Delta Review - Current Issue

 

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle CoverThe Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle (founded in 1931) is an annual journal of creative writing that publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Submissions should not exceed 2,500 words.

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle - Current Issue

 

 

 

Publication and Awards

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 over 850 chapters worldwide, but they also honor the best writing in each category, with six awards totaling $2,400. There is also an annual reading at the international convention by any of the published writers in attendance.

Award categories:

  • E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($400)
  • Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($400)
  • Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($400)
  • Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($400)
  • Elizabeth Holtze Best Personal or Informal Essay Award ($400)
  • Judson Q. Owen Best Writing of Any Genre Award ($400)

2013-2014 Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($400)
Joshua C. Jones
Houston Baptist University (SW)
Delta Lambda Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($400)
Virginia Pfaehler
Columbia College, South Carolina (S)
Iota Beta Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($400)
Alex Muller
Winthrop University (S)
Iota Mu Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($400)
Megan Tilley
Florida State University (S)
Rho Epsilon Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Best Personal or Informal Essay Award ($400)
Elisabeth Schmitt
University of Texas at San Antonio (SW)
Beta Omega Chapter

Judson Q. Owen Best Writing of Any Genre Award ($400)
Megan Tilley
Florida State University (S)
Rho Epsilon Chapter