The annual Sally Mitchell Prize recognizes the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual NAVSA conference. All graduate students presenting a paper at the 2018 conference are invited to submit their papers for consideration. Papers must be received as electronic files (MS Word format preferred) by Thursday, November 1, 2018. To be eligible, you must be a graduate student at the time of your presentation.
Because the contest honors the paper as it was given at the conference, please keep your essays to under 12 pages, inclusive of notes and works cited. (Handouts and slides or other images may be included as an appendix, if these were given at the conference.)
Please submit an electronic version of your essay as a single attachment to an email that contains the following information
- your name
- affiliation (rank and dissertation director, if applicable)
- title of the paper
- snail mail and email address
Send the submission by email to Elsie Michie firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning paper will be selected based on the following criteria: 1) potential significance for Victorian studies; 2) quality and depth of scholarly research and interpretation; and 3) clarity and effectiveness of presentation. The judges will choose one essay for the award and may also choose two honorary runners-up. The prize winner will receive $250 and a year's free NAVSA membership (including a subscription to Victorian Studies). If the judges are deadlocked, the final decision will be made by the NAVSA Executive Committee.