The David D. Anderson Award for Outstanding Essay in Midwestern Literary Studies recognizes a scholarly article that makes a substantial contribution to exploring ideas, authors, and places related to Midwestern literature. The awardee wins a $1,000 prize and gives a plenary talk at the SSML Symposium.
Any critical essay of at least 3,000 words that was first published in 2019 in a peer-reviewed periodical or edited book collection. Essays published in MidAmerica or Midwestern Miscellany are not eligible, although publications by SSML members in other peer-reviewed journals or edited collections may be nominated.
Submit essays using this nomination form. Nominations are preferred by November 30, 2019, but will be accepted until December 31, 2019.
Questions? Please contact award coordinator Andy Oler at andy.oler [at] erau [dot] edu.