CFP: 2005 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize (grad) (9/1/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Kivmars

Call For Papers: 2005 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize

Submissions are invited for the 2005 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize.

Literature Compass ( aims to be the starting point for anyone in an academic setting who needs to find authoritative reference information on a topic, drawn from high-quality published reference works, and the latest thinking on the topic, specially commissioned from leading academics in the field.

There will be a prize awarded for each of the 9 sections on Literature Compass:

American Renaissance Shakespeare
Eighteenth Century Romanticism The Victorians
Medieval Seventeenth Century Twentieth Century

What do I win?
Each section winner will receive $200/£100 of free Blackwell books and have their article published on Literature Compass (

Can I choose my own topic?
Those entering can choose their own topic; however, as with Viewpoint articles already published on Literature Compass, submitted essays should have a survey element, putting the chosen topic in context for the non-specialist.

Is there a word limit?
The upper word limit is 5000 words.

What is the deadline?
September 1st 2005.

Where should I send my article?
Essays should be submitted by email as a Word document to Graduates must specify which section they are entering their essay for, and give details of their affiliation, and their supervisor's name and email address.

How is my essay reviewed?
The Review Panel for each section will comprise the relevant Section Editor(s) and three Editorial Board members. All submissions will be read 'blind'.

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at the 2005 MLA Convention.

For more information, please contact Kivmars Bowling, Associate Managing Editor, Literature Compass,, or visit:

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