To honor the late Dr. Schwartz, former editor of the journal, Renascence will award a prize of $1,000 for the essay judged to be the best published in Renascence during the previous two years.
In alternate years Renascence commissions an essay on a topic in American literature, Dr. Schwartz's field of expertise. That essay is then presented as a lecture in April, with the printed form appearing in the Spring's issue.
Essays appearing in Renascence will be judged by a group of three judges chosen from the Renascence Associates. The prize-winning essay will be announced in the winter issue of the year following selection.
For further information about the award, or to contribute to the award endowment, or subscribe to the journal, contact:
Dr. Ed Block, Senior Editor
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature
Raynor Memorial Libraries, M164
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.