Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest (Sport Literature)

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Sport Literature Association
contact email: 

The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.

Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.

The winner will receive a small stipend, publication in Aethlon, a year's subscription to the journal, and some travel funds to attend and present the paper at the annual conference.

Use this link to submit essays: Contact Dr. Jeremy Larance,, if you have any questions.