Awarded annually, the Feminist Studies Award (FSA) honors
the best article submitted by a graduate student. With this prize,
we aim both to encourage and to learn from a new generation of feminist
scholars. The FSA winners will receive a prize of $500.00
and a commitment to publish their article. (If more than one person
wins, the prize money will be divided between recipients).
Those submitting manuscripts for the FSA prize should indicate
that they are a graduate student in their cover letter. Beyond this,
there is no special procedure involved in being considered for this
award. As with all work that comes into the Feminist Studies
office, graduate students' work will go through our extensive
review process. (See Research
and Criticism for details about the review). Once a graduate
student's article is accepted, it will automatically be considered
for this prize. At the first board meeting of each year, the editorial
collective will select the previous year's winner. (The winner will
be recognized in the issue following the editors' decision.) This
means that articles accepted in 2013 will be considered at the first
meeting in 2014, and so forth. It also means that if you submit
a manuscript in 2013 that wasn't accepted until 2014, you will be
eligible for the 2014 award.
In order to be considered for the FSA prize authors must be graduate
students when they submit their work. If a student graduates before
an article is accepted she or he will still be considered eligible.