But if your work was published in an online journal, consider it your responsibility to get your work to The Best American Essays editors.
Here’s what series editor Robert Atwan writes regarding online publications in his forward to : “Editors of online magazines and literary bloggers should not assume that appropriate work will be seen; they are invited to submit printed copies of the essays to the address above.
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The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2019 Neuroethics Essay Contest.
Winners will receive a free 1-year INS student membership and if able to attend the annual meeting will receive a travel stipend ($250 USD) to support travel to Chicago.
In addition, up to five authors who submit an essay for a general audience category will be selected to participate in an optional 1-on-1 editorial mentorship with science communication consultant Elaine Snell and science journalist Mo Costandi, co-chairs of the INS Communication, Outreach, and Membership Committee.(Submission guidelines also are included in the forward of each volume.Always use the guidelines from the most recent volume.) A couple of pointers to keep in mind as you prepare your published essay(s) for submission to Best American Essays: • Print your essay directly from the online journal it was printed in so that the BAE editors receive a print copy of the essay as it appeared in the journal.The winning essays and those selected for the mentoring opportunity will be considered for publication by the INS or another institution appropriate for the topic discussed.The essay submission deadline for this year has passed.If you’ve had an essay published in a literary magazine in 2016, it’s worth the effort to make sure that your work is considered for .If you were published in a print journal, there’s a good chance the editors of that journal sent issues directly to Best American Essays editors for consideration.In addition to featured essays, each Best American Essays volume includes an extensive list of Notable Essays.We’re talking hundreds of essays that did not make the final cut. The Notable Essays list exposes authors to many new readers as well as to editors who may solicit from the Notable Essays list.(Note that the Houghton Mifflin address may have changed since I wrote my cover letter.The correct address appears on the Submissions for the 2017 volume guidelines here.) In addition to a cover letter, I included a separate “full citation” page with my contact information, name of publication, and date of publication so that the editors could find my information “at a glance.” Questions?