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Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature

Department of Literature and Language

Call for Papers


2018 Call for Papers                                    PDF of CFP

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts of 100-250 words should be emailed to the conference organizers, Thomas Alan Holmes ()  and Joshua Reid (), by March 2, 2018. Please include on your abstract your name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student.

Students from any academic discipline are eligible to submit material to this conference, but the submissions must be about literature.

Essays may address literature from any genre, region, or historic period.

Completed essays should be approximately 6-8 pages (double-spaced) in length, for a reading time of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Panel chairs will assure that scheduled presenters will get their fair reading time assigned to them.

Achievement in Essay Award Submission Guidelines

Those who wish to submit their completed essays for consideration of our "Achievement in Essay" award (with cash prize) should send completed essays of approximately 6-8 double-spaced pages in length by the abstract submission date—March 2, 2018—to the conference organizers.

Paper documentation should follow either the MLA or the APA formats.

We wish to follow a blind submission policy. Student name, essay category (undergraduate or graduate), contact information, and essay title should be on the cover sheet. The essay's title should also be on the first page of the essay, but the student name should not appear anywhere but the cover sheet.

Please e-mail your submissions to the conference organizers, Thomas Alan Holmes ()  and Joshua Reid (), by March 2, 2018.

There will be prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate student submission.  Winners will receive a certificate and a cash prize (last year’s prize:  $200), as well as recognition on the conference website.

Upon submission acceptance, SASCOL will contact students who have expressed interest in presenting. We ask that those presenters confirm their intent to attend by March 16, 2018. There is no registration fee for this event, but developing the program requires our having these confirmations.


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