The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize: Deadline Nov. 1, 2021
The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, is awarded annually for the best essay on Eudora Welty by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Eudora Welty Review.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than 4 years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, in MLA style, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published. The author’s name should not appear on the essay. Email submissions and a brief curriculum vitae (preferably as attached Word documents) to Pearl McHaney, editor of the Eudora Welty Review, at email@example.com.
Please identify essays as submissions for the Ruth Vande Kieft Prize.
Decisions about regular publication in the Eudora Welty Review are made at the same time as the prize decision.