Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers announces a contest to honor the best papers presented at the recent Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference in Denver.
Two prizes will be awarded, one for the best paper presented by a graduate student, and one for the best paper presented by a non-student member of SSAWW. If you attended the conference and read your paper in person, you are eligible to submit your conference paper for this award. Please note that this contest is separate from the one being administered by the SSAWW for best graduate student paper.
Please send conference-length papers (i.e. in the form in which they were delivered) to firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by 1 December 2012. If you are not using Word, please send your file in .rtf or .pdf format. Regardless of format, please ensure that your name appears only on the title page and that any references to your own work within the essay appear in the third person. Please also indicate whether you are entering in the graduate student or non-student member category. Self-nominations are welcome.
Subsequent to the contest, the winners will be invited to expand their papers to a length of 8,000-10,000 words, including documentation. If suitable for publication and if in compliance with the copyright policy of the University of Nebraska Press, these revised essays will be published in issue 31.1 of Legacy, which will appear in print in summer 2014.
Copyright policy of the University of Nebraska Press dictates that all essays published in Legacy must not have been published previously in any form (in print or online, including as part of a dissertation chapter if the dissertation has been posted to any electronic venue, even your university’s library) or be under consideration by any other journal or publisher.
Please note that, while Legacy has a historical orientation and a chronological scope that ends at approximately 1930, we make an exception to this rule for the SSAWW Best Papers Contest in order to open the competition to presenters working in all time periods.
Theresa Strouth Gaul
Co-editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers
General Series Editor, Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Director, Women's Studies
Associate Professor, Department of English
TCU Box 297270
Fort Worth, TX 76129