Special Feature

December 5, 2017
Special Feature
Essay and Poetry Contests

BYU Studies Essay and Poetry Contest Deadlines

Since the end of the year is looming, it is time to remind you to submit your creative writing to our personal essay and poetry contests. As in the previous couple of years, we have extended the deadlines to January 31, 2018, so that you have time after the Christmas rush to polish your work before submitting it. The winning entries in the Richard H. Cracroft Personal Essay Contest and the Clinton F. Larson Poetry Contest will receive cash prizes and will be eligible for publication in BYU Studies Quarterly. So please circle this date on your calendar.

Submission guidelines for the contests and examples of past winning entries are available under the Submissions tab on our website (byustudies.byu.edu).

MSH/AML Conference in March

We also want to make you aware of a joint conference sponsored by the Mormon Scholars in the Humanities and the Association for Mormon Letters, held at Brigham Young University on March 23–24, 2018. The following call for papers was sent out by AML:

"We invite scholars and friends of AML to submit paper proposals using the MSH submission guidelines found here: http://mormonscholars.net/blog/call-for-papers-msh-2018-humor/ . The theme of the conference is humor. AML proposals will follow the thematic guidelines in the MSH call for papers, with a focus particularly on humor in Mormon literature. However, papers on other topics are also welcome. To participate in the AML-sponsored sessions, please indicate this by labeling your proposal "AML." While proposals will be submitted through MSH portal, AML-related proposals will be vetted by select AML board members. Please note that there is a registration fee for the MSH conference. In an effort to encourage student scholars to attend, AML will cover the fee of a limited number of student presenters. Additionally, because of the limited sessions available, proposals for author readings will not be considered this year. The deadline for proposals is January 5, 2018."

More information about the conference can be found at http://mormonscholars.net/conferences/msh-current-conference/.