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AFS Storytelling Section Invites Submissions for Annual Student Paper Prize

Thursday, May 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
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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 emailed to as a Word or PDF attachment no later than September 1, 2015. The cover message should include the title of the paper, as well as the author’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email 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 21, 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-–2:00 p.m. 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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