Sunday, 26 June 2016

The 2016-2017 Charles S. Peirce Society Essay Contest

DESCRIPTION: A Charles S. Peirce Society essay contest aimed at promoting the works of Charles S. Peirce and also helping mature minds.


TOPIC: Any topic on or related to the work of Charles Sanders Peirce

$500 cash prize
Presentation at the Society’s next annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Eastern APA (in Baltimore, MD, USA, Jan. 4-7, 2017); possible publication, subject to editorial revision, in the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
Up to two contest runners-up may also be invited to present their papers at a Charles S. Peirce Society session at the Eastern APA.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2016

Length: Because the winning essay may be published in the Transactions, the length of contest submissions should be about the length of an average journal article. The maximum acceptable length is 10,000 words, including notes. The presentation of the winning submission at the annual meeting cannot exceed 30 minutes reading time.

Cover letter or email should include complete contact information, including mailing address and phone numbers, and a statement that the entrant meets the eligibility requirements of the contest.

ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students and persons who have held a Ph.D. or its equivalent for no more than seven years. Entries from students who have not yet begun their graduate training will not be considered. Past winners of the contest are ineligible. Joint submissions are allowed provided that all authors satisfy the eligibility requirements.

SUBMISSION: Electronic submissions are preferred. Submissions should be sent as email attachments (Microsoft Word documents, RTF files, or PDF files only) to Shannon Dea, Secretary-Treasurer of the Society: . Please include “Peirce Essay Contest Submission” in the subject line of your email.
Submissions by traditional mail are also acceptable. Please mail submissions to:

Shannon Dea
Department of Philosophy
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

INQUIRIES: Forward your inquiries

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