CAITY Essay Award

Deadline: January 10

NeMLA awards an annual prize for the best essay developed from a paper presented by contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty members at any of the Convention’s sections. The competition is limited to papers presented by CAITY members at a session during the NeMLA convention earlier in the year.

  • 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.
  • Email CAITY Essay Award submissions to with “NeMLA CAITY Essay Award Submission” in the subject.

Criteria for all Caucus Essay Awards

  • Submitted essays should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words.
  • 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.