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Call for Submissions, Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

Description:

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.

Papers submitted may be pending publication or published (formally or informally) in the past year. Unpublished papers are acceptable if they are publicly accessible (informally published) and written in the past year. Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted. Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical research, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not be essentially a report of a study. Submitted papers may be part of a larger project. The minimum length is 2000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.

Criteria for judgment:

  • Clarity of writing
  • Originality of thought
  • Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
  • Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
  • Relevance to our time and situation

How to Apply:

Entries must be submitted by August 1st, to [email protected] The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on October 1st. he award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.

Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field. The jury uses a blind process in which identifying information is removed from the submitted papers. Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.