The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. Due Feb. 1, 2016.

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The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2015) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at for membership information. Submissions are welcome from graduate students and all levels of scholars. Judging will be a blind process, and the award carries a $100 honorarium. Please send submissions to Carson McCullers Society President Casey Kayser at by February 1, 2016. The winner will be announced in early March and honored at the American Literature Association Conference in May 2016, if the recipient is in attendance.