CSULA Department of English | Kubal Memorial Essay Contest

Essay Submission Deadline: 

January 7, 2008 by 6pm in the 
Advisement Office.

The David L. Kubal Memorial Essay Prize is presented annually. Every year
CSULA students are invited to submit essays on a literary or cultural topic. For further information, please see the requirements and guidelines listed below:

  • The author must be an English Major or minor currently registered at Cal State L.A.

  • Previous Kubal Essay winners are
    not eligible

  • The essay must be on a literary subject

  • The essay submission may be a revision of an essay written for a Cal State L.A. course, or it may be based on M.A. thesis work currently in progress. In the latter case, the submission must be revised to stand on
    its own as a critical essay.

  • The essay
    must be formatted using standard 12-point type, double spaced,
    with one-inch margins all around. Offset quotations only may be either 12-point or 10-point type and may be either double spaced or single-spaced. Except for the title page, in the upper right corner of each page indicate the title and page number (but not the author’s name).

  • The essay
    should conform to either MLA or the Chicago Style.

  • The essay (including endnotes and works cited) shall be no more than 35 pages.

Submit two copies of the essay
either stapled or paper-clipped, with the title of the essay
formatted as described above. The author's name or other
identifying information should not be included on either copy of
the essay. The author’s name, college identification number, mailing address,
telephone number and/or email address, and the title of paper must be submitted on a separate sheet. Submissions will not be returned.

Submissions are made to the English Department, Advisement Office (E&T A638) during the Fall Quarter. 

The essay prize winner will be announced at the David L. Kubal Memorial Lecture (held
usually in January or February of the Winter Quarter). The prize is $100.00, and the student’s name will be engraved on the English Department’s perpetual plaque of previous annual winners.

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Kubal Essay Prize Winners

2005 Christine Maksimowicz
2004
David
Anthopoulos and Jerry Sider

2003

Niklas
Watanabe

2002

Deanna
Stansbury

2001

Lorraine
Sfeir

2000

Jennifer
Zeuli

1999

Starr Goode

1998

Jennifer
O'Brien, Jennifer Zeuli, and Kathleen Klompien

1997

Jamie Sue
Reed

1996

Don Enomoto

1995

Deborah
Davis

1994

Jane
Phillips

1993

James Towner

1992

David
Beaulieu

1991

Piero
Carlini

1990

Dahlia
Schwartz and Nancy Hutcheon

1989

Mara Fein

1988

Emily
Schiller and Jamshid Minwalla

1987

Carol King

1986

Amado
Toribio and Sharlene Zagami

1985

Kristen
Salontay

1984

Michael
Duffey and Peter Bodiford