The Adaptation Essay Prize 2017

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While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.
Topic

Essays should be on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep
Organizer

Oxford Journal

Prizes

Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
A year’s free print and online subscription to Adaptation

Other entries of sufficient quality may be invited to publish in the journal.

Deadline

1 April 2017

Guidelines
The Adaptation Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree on any subject within Adaptation Studies. The winner’s student status verification will be requested from their academic supervisor or head of department.

Essays are to be no longer than 4,000 words, inclusive of all footnotes and references and should conform to Adaptationhouse style.

The submission must be accompanied by an abstract summarising the principal arguments and making clear the relevance of the article to the competition topic.

Permission must be obtained for the reproduction of illustrations and quotations from copyrighted material.

The closing date for entries will be 1 April 2017. The trustees of the Association of Adaptation Studies will read all entries, which will be assessed anonymously. All entries will be subject to the normal Adaptationstandards of refereeing and editorial review.

Entries submitted to the AdaptationEssay Prize must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

It is a condition of entry that all entrants will be prepared to grant an exclusive license to the Journal, which is operated on the Journal’s behalf by the Publisher if accepted for publication.

The decision of the judges will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into by the Editors.

No alternative prizes will be available

There is no runner-up prize, but the editors may commission for publication any entries that are highly commended by the judges.

In the unlikely event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no prize or prizes will be awarded.

Follow the Style Guide for Authors regarding the format of your manuscript and references.

Prepare your manuscript, including tables, using a word processing program and save it as a .doc, .rtf or .ps file. All files in these formats will be converted to .pdf format upon submission.

Please note: This journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word’s “Save As” option to save your document as an older (.doc) file type. Prepare your figures at publication quality resolution, using applications capable of generating high-resolution .tif files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork). The printing process requires your figures to be in this format if your paper is accepted and printed.

Prepare any other files that are to be submitted for review, including any supplementary material. The permitted formats for these files are the same as for manuscripts and figures. Other file types, such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations may be uploaded and will form part of the single .pdf file that is created for use in the peer review process.

When naming your files, please use simple filenames and avoid special characters and spaces. If you are a Macintosh user, you must also type the three-letter extension at the end of the file name you choose (e.g. .doc, .rtf, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .ppt, .xls, .pdf, .eps, .mov).

The online submission software will automatically create a single .pdf file containing your main text and reduced-resolution versions of any figures you have submitted. This document will be used when your manuscript undergoes peer review. Your submitted files will appear in this .pdf sequentially, as specified by you on the submission page, and you will have an opportunity to enter figure captions/legends and to check the .pdf file prior to final submission. Please make sure that you proof the converted pdf file so no material is missing, and there are no conversion errors.

Now that your files are ready, visit the online submission website 

Click here to read details on how to submit

Inquiries

If you have any general enquiries about the competition, please contact the Editor, Dr Deborah Cartmell, at djc@dmu.ac.uk

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