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Deadline Approaches for the 2015 Dan Crowley Award

Tuesday, September 01, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The deadline approaches for the Daniel Crowley Prize for Best Student Paper on Traditional or Contemporary Storytelling. The extended deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

Call for Submissions

The 2015 Dan Crowley Memorial Student Essay Prize, offered by the Storytelling Section of the American Folklore Society, is a $200 prize for a graduate or undergraduate student essay dealing with some aspect of storytelling performance in formal or informal settings. The Storytelling Section would like to thank Wayne State University Press, publishers of Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies, for their sponsorship of this year’s Crowley Prize.

The essays should be scholarly considerations of some aspect of storytelling performance rather than simply reflection papers about storytelling performances the student has created or observed.  To be eligible for the prize, applicants must be enrolled in a college or university degree program at the time the essay is submitted.  Submissions should not exceed 9000 words in length. They should be e-mailed to as a Word or PDF attachment no later than September 15, 2014.  The cover message should include the title of the paper, as well as the author’s name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, academic affiliation and year in program, and the name of the faculty member to whom the essay was submitted.  Only the title -- no identification of the author -- should appear in the essay itself.

The prize winner will be notified by September 30, 2015. The award will be formally presented at the business meeting of the Storytelling Section at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Long Beach, CA on Friday, October 16 from 12:15- 2pm.  The winning paper will be reviewed for publication in the journal Storytelling, Self, Society.  For further information, please contact one of the section co-conveners: Milbre Burch ( or Joseph Sobol (

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