Graduate Student Essay Award

SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding graduate student presentations given at the previous year's conference.

The Graduate Student Essay Award includes a $250 honorarium, publication in the South Atlantic Review, and complimentary conference registration for the following year.


The nomination deadline for the 2019 edition of this award has passed.

Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] or (404) 413-5816 with any questions.


2018 Graduate Student Essay Award Winner

Cameron Lee Winter, University of Georgia
“’I ain’t got any use for it’: Contemporary Christian Kitsch and Iconography in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Parker’s Back’”