Announcing the 2013 CSSW Essay Contest!
Judges: Jesús F. de la Teja, David Norman, and Tammy Gonzales
The 2013 CSSW essay contest is now open for submissions. We are looking for nonfiction entries from any disciplinary field (music, biology, archaeology, history, literature, etc.) that respond to the following topic:
• What does is it mean to live in the American Southwest?
One graduate and one undergraduate winner will each receive $250 and will be published in the fall 2014 issue of Southwestern American Literature.
The deadline for entries is October 18th, 2013.
- Nonfiction submissions are accepted via SAL’s online submissions manager: https://southwesternamericanliterature.submittable.com/submit
Entrants may submit one nonfiction piece, up to 7,000 words.
- Submissions should be uploaded as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
- The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your name or any identifiable information on your uploaded document. Instead, a separate cover sheet should be pasted in the “Comments” field with your name, the title of your work, “2013 CSSW Essay Contest,” your graduate or undergraduate status, and your declared major.
- There is no fee for the contest entry. **Please be sure to indicate in the “Comments” field that you are submitting to the “2013 CSSW Essay Contest.”
- Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Please follow MLA or APA guidelines; double-spaced, 12pt. Times New Roman, Courier, or Cambria font.
- The contest is open only to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Winners in each category (graduate/undergraduate) will be announced March 1st, 2014. Questions about the contest should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.