The NewFolk@AFS Section of the American Folklore Society
invites submissions for the first annual Bill Ellis Prize competition. The
prize will be awarded to the best graduate student essay that combines research
and analysis on folklore, broadly construed, and digital culture, popular culture, or new media. The prize carries an honorarium of $100. The
winning essay will normally be submitted for publication in the section’s
journal, New Directions in Folklore. All
unpublished research papers written within two years of the deadline on the
desired topic are eligible. Students must submit their own essays. Previously
published essays are not eligible for the competition.
Applicants must be members of the NewFolk@AFS Section at the
time of submission (join today: https://afsnet.site-ym.com/store/default.asp).
Electronic submission of essays is required. The deadline for the annual
competition is September 1. Essays should be sent to David J. Puglia <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Limit one submission per
person. Three judges who are members of the American Folklore Society, the
NewFolk@AFS Section, and the New
Directions in Folklore editorial board will evaluate the submissions. The
winner will be announced at the annual section meeting. Please contact prize committee chairs David J.
Puglia <email@example.com> and Trevor J.
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