Mary Roberts Rinehart Poetry Award English

To help aspiring authors, the family of the late Mary Roberts Rinehart began a number of years ago awarding small grants to writers whose work showed particular promise. These grants were given to honor Ms. Rinehart, a writer of fiction and nonfiction whose work was popular in the earlier decades of the 1900s. In 1983, the Rinehart family established The Mary Roberts Rinehart Fund at George Mason University to finance annual grants to promising writers. Currently, three grants are awarded in spring for the best nominated manuscript in fiction, in nonfiction, and in poetry.

2011 Awardees

Irene Buckley

Irene Buckley

Runner-up

R.J. Hooker

R.J. Hooker

Honorable Mention

Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder

Winner

Susan Whalen

Susan Whalen

Honorable Mention

Chrissy Widmayer

Chrissy Widmayer

Honorable Mention