Women's and Gender Studies Essay Award

Deadline: January 15

The NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus invites submissions for the “Best Essay in Women’s and Gender Studies Award.” The award is given for a paper presented at the previous two sessions of the NeMLA Convention using women and/or gender-centered approaches. This essay may not be submitted to another contest for the duration of the award’s deliberation. Essays must be submitted in English.

  • Each caucus prize offers a $100 cash award. Prize-winning essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies; all essays are subject to MLS’s double-blind review.
  • Send entries to the President of the NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus at wgsnemla@gmail.com by January 15 with “NeMLA WGSC Essay Award Submission” in the subject line.
  • Decisions will be communicated to submitters in winter.

Criteria for all Caucus Essay Awards

  • Submitted essays must be between 7,000 and 9,000 words. There is a 10,000-word limit, notes and works cited included.
  • The author’s name, address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet included in a separate Word document; if this information appears elsewhere, the submission will be disqualified.
  • Unrevised paper presentations are not accepted and will be returned.