CFP: Legacy Award for Best Paper at the 2021 SSAWW Conference (Deadline: 11.15.2021)

Dear Colleagues,

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers announces a contest to honor the best papers presented at the 2021 meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference in Baltimore. Two prizes will be awarded, one for the best paper presented by a graduate student, and one for the best paper presented by a non-student member of SSAWW. If you attend the conference and read your paper – virtually or in person – you are eligible to submit your conference paper for this award!

Please send your conference-length papers (in Word or Pdf format) by email to Kate Adams ( by November 15, 2021. Minor revisions only, please! – submissions should not be expanded or substantially changed from the form in which they were delivered. Self-nominations are welcome.

With the submission, please add a sentence verifying that your paper is not under consideration by any other journal or publisher.

Please note: this contest is distinct from the SSAWW-sponsored contest that also honors papers presented at the conference.

Contest results will be announced in January 2022, and winners will be invited to expand their papers to a length of 8,000-10,000 words, including documentation. If suitable for publication, these revised essays will be published in a forthcoming issue of Legacy.

Your truly,

Susan Tomlinson, Legacy Edit

Jennifer Putzi, Legacy Co-Editor

Kate Adams, Legacy Co-Editor